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Select your new dog with your lifestyle and living situation in mind. In addition to your new family member's personality, consider its temperament, size, and coat as well. Some breeds have traits that may be objectionable in certain circumstances, such as hyper excitability or a tendency to bark. Your veterinarian is a valuable resource and should be consulted before you acquire a pet of any kind.

Breed Selection

There are two types of dogs--purebred and mixed breed. The 124 recognized breeds are grouped into seven categories: hound, working, terrier, toy, sporting, non-sporting, and herding. There are thousands of mixed-breed combinations. Each purebred or mixed-breed dog has a unique personality. Dogs originally bred for a specific purpose tend to retain these characteristics. These dogs may require additional training and patience. Selecting a specific breed does not guarantee a particular behavior, but choosing offspring from animals with desirable temperaments does increase one's chances of getting the best pet. Mixed breeds can be as beautiful, intelligent, loving, and companionable as purebreds.Veterinarians, breed-specific books (usually available at libraries and pet stores), and dog shows are excellent sources of information about individual breed characteristics and needs.

Friend or Protector?

Most dogs, even tiny ones, bark when strangers approach their home or yard. This bark is usually enough to deter intruders. A pet should not be trained as an attack dog. Attack-trained dogs require special handling and knowledge to prevent accidental injury to people, including members of your own family.

  • Selecting a Puppy or Older Dog

    Selecting A Puppy A new puppy can be a terrific addition to a family, but with the fun comes responsibility for its care and well-being. Consider and prepare for your puppy's needs before you adopt! Pick a puppy that is active, friendly, and inquisitive. Avoid the one that appears to be afraid of everything

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Dunwoody Veterinary Center

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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  • "Great Vets, great staff and awesome quality of care!! My dogs having been patients of Dunwoody Vet for 7 years and we have always had great experiences. One of my dogs is a senior and has multiple problems, all of the vets have gone above and beyond to help her stay comfortable. I recommend this clinic to everyone I know, you won't be disappointed!"
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  • "I am new to Dunwoody and was very nervous about taking my cat to a new vet. My cat saw Dr. Spivey and she was wonderful. Very thorough, great bedside manner, and she didn't try to get me to get any unnecessary tests or x-rays. I really liked her, front desk staff (that is rare for me), and the cleanliness of the facility. What a relief it was to find such a great place. And today, my cat is doing great because of their care. I plan on making them my vet for both of my cats."
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  • "I've been taking my dog, Higgins, here for several years now and would't dream of going anywhere else. The entire staff is friendly, knowledgeable and caring. I cannot say enough good things about them. If you're looking for a vet, you should definitely check them out."
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