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Hey, I figured I’d ask one of y’all and see if I can Help, my baby name is Carmen and she been going to the vet accordingly and is up to date on her shots and this time around a new doctor was taking care of her and told me that my poodle doesn’t act like a normal puppy because she don’t interact with them? how did y’all puppy’s act at 3/4 months? I kindly Told the doctor that my baby is VERY active at home and plays with everyone in the house when she isn’t napping? like idk to me she’s not use to strangers or is so young she probably just be scared at the vet? Any feedback? they pressured me into getting blood work to see if anything was wrong with her with was $160? New doctor.. old doctor never asked me for blood work but was surprised to see my puppy so active once I arrived to pick her up?
 

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What? No.

Take her to different vet for a "fear free" visit and see what happens. Every vet has something similar but might call it something different. Basically they take the pup for 3-5 minutes. Walk it around the clinic, let it sniff other dog butts, the staff give it treats, then it's back out to the car with you. It's free. The idea is to make the vet a good assocation to puppy.

Without prompting the new vet about what happened at your other vet, then wait to see what they say. If they ask why, just say you're shopping around for a new vet, but don't lead them on. Make up a story like "I got good reviews from other furparents".
 

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What? No.

Take her to different vet for a "fear free" visit and see what happens. Every vet has something similar but might call it something different. Basically they take the pup for 3-5 minutes. Walk it around the clinic, let it sniff other dog butts, the staff give it treats, then it's back out to the car with you. It's free. The idea is to make the vet a good assocation to puppy.

Without prompting the new vet about what happened at your other vet, then wait to see what they say. If they ask why, just say you're shopping around for a new vet, but don't lead them on. Make up a story like "I got good reviews from other furparents".
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What? No.

Take her to different vet for a "fear free" visit and see what happens. Every vet has something similar but might call it something different. Basically they take the pup for 3-5 minutes. Walk it around the clinic, let it sniff other dog butts, the staff give it treats, then it's back out to the car with you. It's free. The idea is to make the vet a good assocation to puppy.

Without prompting the new vet about what happened at your other vet, then wait to see what they say. If they ask why, just say you're shopping around for a new vet, but don't lead them on. Make up a story like "I got good reviews from other furparents".
they had mentioned a liver shunt all because of this ? but the test I paid for everything they was looking for was coming back normal ? One level was high but not one of the concerning ones idk I’m just worried
 

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If she was acting abnormally shut down, it’s possible she’s in her first fear period. I would keep things mellow and positive, then return for a happy visit in a couple of weeks. Have the staff start by tossing treats without making eye contact. If she’s curious and relaxed, woo hoo! If not, I would seek the help of a certified trainer to have her assessed and get the socialization process back on track.

Have you read Before and After Getting Your Puppy by Ian Dunbar? If not, I’d recommend ordering it today from Amazon or reading the free PDFs online.






Puppies have a small early socialization window, during which it’s very important they’re enjoying positive experiences with a wide variety of people, places, sights, sounds, and smells. Yes, the vet’s office can be spooky (especially if they did invasive tests) so that’s why it’s important you take the steps to introduce your puppy to these situations in a positive way. By now, by Dr. Dunbar’s well-informed standards, your puppy should have met 100 people, which is extra tricky during covid lockdowns.
 
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