Easy Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Vet Visit

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Going to the veterinarian is an important part of being a responsible pet owner. When you attend a regular checkup for your pet, a little preparation can help you and your pet get the most out of the visit. Use these strategies for ensuring that your appointments are as helpful as possible.

Bring the Relevant Info

Expect your veterinarian to ask you questions about your pet’s medical history, eating habits and so on. It can be helpful to bring a list of medications you regularly give your pet, such as flea and tick control, as well as list of the foods and treats he or she eats. If it is your first time at a new animal clinic, make sure your pet’s records have been transferred as well. When you’re sharing information with your vet, be honest. It’s important for your veterinarian to have an accurate idea of how many treats you give your pet or if you may have missed a dose or two of medication.

Use a Leash or Carrier

At animal clinics, pets find themselves in close quarters with fellow patients who are unfamiliar to them, and that can be scary. Keeping your pet restrained will ensure her safety as well as that of the other patients in the clinic. If your pet is particularly fearful or is known to be aggressive, alert the vet in advance, so that you make the appropriate arrangements.

Take Notes

Before your appointment, it can very helpful to write down questions you want to ask. During the visit, jot down information that your veterinarian shares so that you don’t forget it. This will help you ensure that you’re dosing medicine correctly and following all of the advice that your vet has shared.

At Chastain Veterinary Medical Group, we’re committed to helping your pet have the happiest, healthiest life possible. To make an appointment at either of our AAHA-accredited Pet Hospitals, please call (972) 529-5033 for Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in McKinney, or to make an appointment at Preston Road Animal Hospital in north Dallas, please call (972) 239-1309.

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