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Get the Most Out of Your Vet Visit

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   While most pet parents will visit the vet once or twice a year, they may not be able to make the most out of their visit. Vet visits are the perfect opportunities to let your veterinarian learn of anything new or different that could be occurring with your pet and express any concerns. Small details such as different habits, diets, behavior, or anything out of the ordinary can help your vet paint a clearer picture of your pet's health, and help the vet give you advice and tips on keeping your pet in the best health possible. These visits are more than checkups; they are a time for you to receive a customized, personalized consultation on your pet's health.

 

 

Come Prepared

Remembering important information regarding your pet will make visits go more smoothly and be more productive. If you know what to expect, you can be better prepared to provide the right information to the staff at the veterinary office, as well as your pet's veterinarian.

If you are visiting a new veterinarian, make sure you have pertinent information on your pet's vaccines and parasite control, including flea, tick, and heartworm prevention. Be sure to bring your pet's current medications to the visit, or take pictures of them. Your vet will need this information to make the correct recommendations and better understand your pet's condition and history.

Take pictures of your pet's food. The staff may ask what your pet is eating, how much of it, and how often. Make a note of your pet's habits, behavior, medical history, bowel and urinary habits, and anything else different that you think the staff and vet should know.

 

 

   

Communication

When you visit your veterinarian, everyone there plays a different role in your pet's care. Each person is there to help you make the most of your visit.

The first person you'll talk to is the client service representative/receptionist. Whether this interaction occurs over the phone, by email, text, or in person, the receptionist will ask you about what kind of care your pet needs. The receptionist is there to find out whether your pet needs a wellness exam, if your pet is sick, or if anything specialized is required so that the proper care and services are provided. Going back to what we were saying, be prepared to answer the important questions concerning your pet.

The second person you'll meet with is the veterinary technician. The technician will check your pet's weight, temperature, and vitals. He or she will examine your pet and look for anything out of the ordinary. Now is the perfect time to express any concerns that you may have about your pet.

Lastly, the veterinarian will come in and expand on the information that the technician gathered previously. Ask any other questions that you may have forgotten to ask the technician before. Listen to what the veterinarian is saying, and ask questions for more clarity if needed. You can go into detail about your pet's health, habits, and anything else that you noticed is different about your pet.



 

Visits to the vet should be a time to make sure your pet's health is on the right track. Do not be shy about asking questions. If you don't understand something the veterinarian says or they are using technical terminology, ask them to explain further. Veterinarians are experts on pet health and they are there to help you and your pet. By being prepared, you can make the most out of your visit to the vet.

 
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