It is essential to prepare your pet for a great vet visit. Visiting the vet can be worrisome for some animals and potentially nerve-wracking for pet owners. Don’t worry! We provide some excellent tips to prepare you and your furry friend for a thriving vet visit.
Be Ready & Give Yourself Time
Ensuring that someone knowledgeable about your pet’s care is there during the vet visit makes a huge difference. Our wonderful staff will ask you several questions about your pet’s diet, medications, and any wellness concerns you may have. Also, bring any medical records or medicines your pet takes, mainly if we have not prescribed them. In addition, don’t forget to write down your questions and concerns!
We understand that we are not perfect, and sometimes emergencies appear, but we attempt our best to be there on time for your appointment. It can impact the rest of our schedule when you are a couple of minutes late to your appointment. When you significantly arrive late, it can reduce our time with you and your pet. Ensure you arrive several minutes before your scheduled appointment so we can give you and your pet our full attention.
Bring Your Pet a Little Hungry to their Vet Visit
Furthermore, the vet’s office can be scary for many animals. Fortunately, many of our furry patients love some of our treats. Bring them slightly hungry to increase their interest in our offerings as anxiety can make food appear less appealing. You can also bring some of your pet’s favorite treats from home. This is very helpful if you have a pet who requires a unique diet, one with a sensitive tummy, or a picky pet.
Calm Your Pet’s Anxiousness & Travel Fabulously
Additionally, anxiety about vet visits is prevalent among our furry patients. Please let us know if your pet has trouble entering the building or is stressed about their vet visit. We can make modifications or medications we can prescribe to reduce difficulty.
Moreover, your vet visit begins in your car. Confirm that your pet is wearing a well-fitted collar or harness and has a secure flat lead. Also, ask for assistance if your pet experiences anxiety or nausea during their travel to the vet.
Lastly, not all pets are made equal, and the same things don’t function for every circumstance. We are happy to attempt to assist in troubleshooting and ensure every vet visit is excellent.
We Would Love the Opportunity to Care for Your Furry Friends!
Alexander Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital located in Severna Park, Maryland, serving the Severna Park, Pasadena, and Arnold Areas. Our goal is educating clients on the needs of their pets and understanding the importance of individualized veterinary care in order to strengthen the human-animal bond between owners and their pets.
We understand you have a choice when deciding on the care for your pets, and we strive to provide you with unparalleled services including wellness exams, vaccines, lost pet microchip ID, dental care, surgical services, digital radiography, and in-hospital laboratory services and diagnostics. Other highlights of Alexander Animal Hospital are the separate cat and dog waiting and exam rooms, as well as after-hours on-call emergency services.
Please take a look around our website and then give us a call at 410-777-8678 to set up an appointment.