Fluffy- I am not angry at you but this practice of the Vet using the muzzle makes me angry. I disagree with it. I had it done for this very purpose early on with my Miniature Schnauzer puppy 11 years ago and she has never forgiven or forgotten it at the Vets office or when going to the groomer. It is a bad practice when introducing puppies or young dogs to the vet or groomer or to the practice of getting their nails trimmed or anything else done at the Vet. My new young Vet was inexperienced and at fault and I was not with my dog. My husband and daughter were at the vet appointment with her. This was the second mistake for me which I never allow to happen again. The other is I never allow a muzzle. I hold. No one else does. No vet tech not anyone else. So I do have to totally disagree with you on that point.I'm surprised your vet did not recommend a muzzle and prescribe a oral sedative you could give the dog before the appointment. Your dog would be on cloud nine during the vet visit.