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Having very recently taken Sally to the vet for her annual checkup, booster shots and nail trim, I got to wondering how your beags take to a visit to the veterinarian.

Sally hates it. Ordinarily, she puts up a struggle when we reach the front door of the clinic. One year, she strained at the leash so hard, she slipped out of her collar and took off at a dead run. It was a scary few minutes as the vet clinic is located along a very bush highway.

Once I get her inside the first set of doors, she kind of resignes herself to the ordeal ahead.

Sally hates the scale (I don't know why it bothers her, all she has to do is step on a large platform only an inch off the floor). She trembles terribly on the examining table and I have to hold her to keep her from leaping off. All the while, she buries her face in my arm.

It can't be that bad, can it? I'm sure a trip to the vet traumatizes her for a short period. The doctor is gentle, pets and talks to her, but she just wants OUT of the examining room via the quickest egress available.

How to your beags react when it's time to see the doctor?
 

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Molly is absolutely terrified during the entire visit (be she is of most places other than home or parks). I carry her in and she shakes the whole time. She won't even take treats from me or the vet. Its funny though, when we are all done and paying at the front desk, she starts taking treats!!! Little stinker
 

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We've never had any issues with our two at the vet. Daisy loves all the attention and treats. Rocky isn't a huge fan of being on the examining table but he does all right. As far as the scale, we practice at home getting on a people scale. It's a lot smaller but it's the same idea.

I will say they aren't a fan of all the other dogs. Rocky gets a little overwhelmed if there's a lot of commotion and neither one of them really get along with other dogs. But other than that they're pretty good. It's a good thing too with as many vets as Daisy has gone too. LOL
 

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Roxy does pretty good at the vet. it's not her favorite place but she seems to be cool with the vet. she's not a huge fan of having her temp taken (can't say that i really blame her on that one) but she likes to play on the scale and bark at me. in the exam room she just chills and sniffs the table. our only issue is getting her to take time away from sniffing everything in the waiting room and getting down to the task at hand.
 

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When Tucker was a puppy, he had a life threatening problem so the vet took him in and fixed him up, then adopted him out. For the first six months of his life he lived at the vet. To him, the sounds, sights and smells of the vet remind him of being a puppy. It doesn't even have to be the same vet. The first time we took him to the vet here in Utah, they asked if he could give lessons to the other animals on how to behave at the vet.
 

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I'll let you know on Friday, when I take Quinn to the vet for the frist time since her spay surgery...lol She doesn't seem to mind it too much because she just loves people. Going to the vet hasn't affected her love for being in the car, either. I was worried it would!
 

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Sebastian loves the vet...anytime he is getting attention is good for him! He is usually a little reluctant to go into the actual exam room, but he stands still on the table and lets the vet do his thing.
 

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Roscoe never minded the vet until his bout with some tummy problems last year. The vet had to probe his hind quarters (putting it nicely) and ever since he does not like the exam room! He is fine in the waiting room but I have to pick him up to bring him into the room where he shakes and just looks so sad


Cole and Gino don't seem to mind and they just let the vet do her thing!

All three get lots of love and attention when we go, I hope Roscoe overcomes his fear!
 

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Since Vinny was always looking for new playmates, the girls at the vets office just loved it when he came in and he loved going.

Miles is the same way, loves it.
 

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Gracie Jones goes back and forth between excited:

'Yay, new people and animals to meet'

and trepidatious:

'This table is sooo cold, why do I have to stay up here...what are they poking me with?!'

But once she gets a sniff of the liver treat they have waiting for her, she's happy as can be!
 
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