Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Olympia, WA
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First Vet visit
I took Sassy to the vet today to have her initial checkup after bringing her home on Saturday. We found out she has an ear infection, which didn't surprise me because she was scratching her ears a little. The thing that has me worried is that the vet was concerned about Sassy's behavior and wants me to bring back a stool sample. Sassy was very calm, and took all the handling really well. According to the vet, too well. She said that most puppies this age that she sees are very active and squirmy, even biting at her when she examines them. I don't remember Raffy being very much different at his first visit, but that was a different clinic, and it's possible that he was more active and I'm just not remembering.
Sassy had gotten up early, went for a car ride, played with Raffy for a while, ate breakfast, then had a nap which we had to wake her up from to go to the vet. After we got back, she played with Raffy a bit more, then went down for another nap. I am hoping she was just tired at the vet and there's nothing wrong, but now I'm worried. Ugh.
Her breeder has all of her puppies handled a lot by a variety of people, including children before they are sent to their new homes. Sassy has been sleeping a lot, but I do remember Raffy sleeping a lot also.
I'm not sure if I have a question here or not. I guess if I do, it is, do Havanese puppies deal with being handled better than other small puppies? Is my vet being overly concerned?