Did you know that house calls have been growing in popularity in recent years? There’s a good reason for this. Having your vet come to you can be beneficial for both you and your furry friend. Here, a Grundy, IL vet lists some benefits of house calls.
It’s not always easy getting pets into the car, especially if they aren’t feeling well. Large dogs and senior pets can be particularly difficult to transport. Getting more than one pet to the clinic can also be a hassle. There’s also the fact that most of our feline patients absolutely hate car rides. In fact, most cats get more upset about the drive than the appointment itself! Another bonus? You’ll save some gas and spare your vehicle a bit of wear and tear.
Having your vet come to you is also simply more convenient. If you work at home, are a stay-at- home parent, and/or just have a busy schedule, carving time out to drive somewhere can get tricky. You won’t have to sit in the parking lot or waiting room.
Another benefit of house calls is the fact that it can provide veterinarians with some key insight about your four-legged pal’s health, care, and behavior. For instinct, you can show your vet your furry buddy’s food, treats, or shampoos. That insight can be invaluable!
Pets are always most comfortable in their own domains. Keeping Fluffy and Fido calm and content can be very beneficial for both them and their veterinarian. Relaxed pets are much easier (and often safer) to examine than nervous ones! Your four-legged pal will only notice a minimal interruption to their daily napping routine, and will be spared the stress of the clinic, with all its strange smells and sounds.
Nobody wants to think of saying goodbye to their beloved furry companions, but that heartbreaking moment is something all pet owners eventually face. Letting Fido and Fluffy peacefully slip away in their own home, surrounded by their loved ones, is much easier on them than traveling to a clinic. And while it may not make saying goodbye less painful for you, you may find peace in knowing you gave your four-legged friend a comfortable and dignified end.
Do you want to learn more about housecalls? Please feel free to contact us, your Grundy, IL animal clinic, today!