Everyone knows how much fun the vet can be for their little fur-bay; it is sort of like a trip to the dentist for us humans or perhaps an unpleased yearly exam. No matter how much you would like to avoid it, sometimes we and our pets need a little clinic time. Recently, I have had to frequent the vet for two of my girls; Bridget my Chihuahua has had a chronic ear infection and has finally found some relief after switching to a new vet (she had been mis-diagnosed by two other vests). In addition, my Italian Greyhound, Mercedes had to go in for a teeth cleaning. So when you find a veterinarian one you love you want to tell EVERYONE; right!
Our Top 3 Vet Visit Prep Recommendations:
From what I’ve learned, research is the best medicine. Here are a few tips to keep your fur-baby happy on their next visit.
1) Research Your Vet:
If possible ask your friends with pets for a referral, go onto Yelp or Google and read reviews or just call them up and ask questions. You can get a good feel for the type of environment by who they have answering the phone and how they treat you when you ask questions.
2) Figure Out What You Are There For:
No one likes to waste time, but if you go in and have no idea what to say to your vet you may be wasting your time and theirs. Take some notes with you about your pets symptoms. Let them know what was happening before the ailment occurred and what you have already tried as a remedy (if any).
3) Bring ALL Your Prior Vet Paperwork With You:
Coming into a new clinic with all of your paperwork helps them understand your pet. Vet’s can get all sorts of useful information off of those sheets. For example, they can see if your beloved fur-baby is allergic to anything or has had a poor reaction to any kind of medication or vaccination. You can always tell your vet the same data, but often times they are seeing you in a short time frame and having something in writing helps narrow down the possibilities.
Dr. Susan Wright’s Tips
In addition, here is a link to our Favorite Vet!!! Just in case you live in Washington State. 🙂
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Sasha & The Girls