How to Prepare for Your Pet’s Visit to the Vet

Taking your pet to the vet can be stressful, especially if your pet is ill. That’s why the staff at Olde Towne Veterinary would like to encourage you to make it easier on your pets and yourself by planning ahead.

Don’t wait for your pet to get sick to get to know us. A wellness check up is an excellent way to do this. We want to get to know you and your pet so we will know what’s normal for them and what’s not.

If this is your first visit, be sure to bring:

  • All your pet’s paperwork (adoption records and any pertinent medical records—such as shot records) with you.
  • If your pet is on any medications or supplements, either write down what they are OR bring them with you. This way, we can ensure that we don’t prescribe anything for them that might interact with what they are already taking.
  • If your pet is on flea medication, write down what it is and how recently they’ve taken it.
  • Note what you’re feeding your pet so you can help the vet determine if your pet is getting the best food for them.

A few more pointers to help you along!

If your pet travels in a crate, spend time getting them used to the crate in the weeks leading up to the visit, by feeding them in it—with the door open at first and closed later on.

Take short trips in the car (in the crate, if that’s how they will travel) so they aren’t startled or frightened by the trip itself.

If you have a nervous pet, ask if you can bring your pet by the office just to say hi to the staff.

And finally, consider bringing some high value treats with you to the office. Something they love but only get once in a while. That will help them associate these visits with their favorite things.

If you’ll follow these steps, you may find that your pet eventually gets excited about going to the vet.

Make your pet’s appointment today! We can’t wait to meet you!

Fenton Vet Team