When should you book a sick visit?
It’s essential to keep an eye out for some common signs that might indicate your pet needs a little extra care. Look for changes in their behavior, like acting differently than usual or seeming a bit off. Keep track of their eating and drinking habits – are they chowing down more or less than usual, or maybe drinking more or less water? Also, pay attention to their bathroom breaks – any sudden increase or decrease in peeing can be a signal.
Another thing to watch for is their weight and coat condition. Have they put on some extra pounds or, on the contrary, lost weight unexpectedly? And check out their fur – if it starts looking messy or loses its usual shine, it might be worth investigating.
Remember, our fur babies can’t talk, so they rely on us to notice when something’s not quite right. If you spot any of these signs, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a home visit.
What happens during a visit?
A thorough exam is performed, and a detailed history is taken. The veterinarian may suggest diagnostic testing if your pet is unwell, such as bloodwork (CBC and Chem). Blood tests are often recommended for both healthy and unwell pets. Interpreting multiple test results in conjunction with one another (profiling) allows for a quick and noninvasive assessment of the major organ systems in the body.
Additionally, the veterinarian may decide to use our monitoring system, which checks certain vitals in real time. These parameters include oxygen levels, blood pressure, pulse rate, ECG, respiration, and temperature.
Depending on the veterinarian’s findings, a treatment plan will be discussed, and a re-evaluation appointment may also be needed to follow up and ensure your pet’s recovery process is going as planned or if there are other changes that need to be made in your pet’s treatment plan.
Should you schedule a visit or phone consultation?
We offer voice or video consultations for non-urgent pet issues. If you’re unsure whether your pet needs to be seen, our veterinary team is available during regular hours to help you decide. For emergencies contact a local Veterinary Emergency Clinic. Your pet’s well-being is our priority.
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