There is nothing worse than having your dog become sick. Hopefully, there is a vet close at hand if it is an urgent problem. Most cities have Emergency Vets. Be sure to find out where the closest emergency vet is to you and write the phone number down so you can find it. Nothing is more difficult than trying to look in a phone book when you are very upset with a dog in your lap, the phone in your hand and a bulky phonebook on the floor! Please be prepared.