Tips for Low-Stress Vet Visits

Preparing Your Pet for Your Visit

For Cats

We know that transporting your cat is stressful. The articles below provide tips for making all aspects of the journey less stressful - from purchasing a carrier to returning home after your visit.

If your pet is particularly stressed by car travel or veterinary visits, medications may be helpful. Please call if you would like to discuss appropriate options for your pet with your veterinarian.

For Dogs

We know that not all dogs love car rides or veterinary visits. A little bit of preparation can minimize the stress of the visit.

First, if your dog is anxious in the car speak with your veterinarian for tips to make your dog more at ease traveling; this plan might include medications for nausea or anxiety.

If your pet becomes anxious around other pets, feel free to call from your car when you arrive for your appointment. We can then escort you directly into your exam room - avoiding unexpected encounters in the waiting room.

If your pet is particularly stressed by car travel or veterinary visits, medications may be helpful. Please call if you would like to discuss appropriate options for your pet with your veterinarian.

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