Preparing for A Veterinary Visit


How to Prepare Your Pet for a Visit to the Vet

Tips for a Stress-Free Vet Visit
At Embrace Veterinary Care, we understand that a visit to the veterinarian can be a stressful experience for both pets and their owners. However, with proper preparation and care, we can make your pet's vet visit as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Here are some valuable tips to help you and your furry companion prepare for a successful visit to our clinic.
Socialization is Key
First and foremost, socializing your dog or cat is essential. Introduce them to new people and situations regularly to help them become more trusting of strangers and less likely to react aggressively during vet visits. Establishing the idea that the vet's office is not a scary place early on can lead to more pleasant future visits.
Communication is Vital
If you believe your pet may react anxiously or aggressively to other animals, please inform our staff beforehand. We can take precautions, such as clearing the lobby or swiftly placing you and your pet in an exam room, to ensure a stress-free experience.

Pre-Visit Preparations:

Fasting: If blood work is anticipated, please fast your pet for at least 6 hours before the appointment. This helps to clear their blood of fatty droplets, leading to more accurate test results.
Favorite Treats: Bring along a pile of your pet's favorite treats. Offering these during the exam can serve as a distraction and create positive associations with our hospital and staff.
Fresh Stool Sample: Bring a fresh stool sample in a sealed baggy to check for gastrointestinal parasites or worms. This can be incredibly helpful for the diagnosis and treatment of your pet.
Exercise: If your dog tends to be anxious during exams, give them some exercise before the visit. This will help them relax during their examination.
Aromatherapy: Certain scents like lavender, lemon, ginger, vanilla, and valerian can help your dog relax. Feel free to bring your pet's favorite calming scent along.
Maintain Calmness: Our pets read our emotions, so your demeanor during the examination is crucial. Stay calm and prepare by having a list of questions for the vet, knowing your pet's diet, and being ready to discuss any concerns.
At Embrace Veterinary Care, we are committed to providing top-quality care while ensuring a positive experience for your beloved pets. Following these tips will help make your visit to the vet a smooth and comfortable one. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us; we look forward to your visit!
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* Front desk and phones closed for lunch between 1-2 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Friday, Sunday and Holidays: Closed
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