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What to expect at the vet

It is important to take your pet to regular checkups at the vet. They will likely have to get shots or other medication when you do. Sometimes blood tests and surgery might be necessary. Your pet might need medication after surgery or to manage pain. Fortunately, there are many ways to help make the visit easier for both you and your pet.

Weigh your pet

They’ll probably weigh your pet at the vet. If your pet doesn’t like being weighed, you can distract them with a toy or food until they forget about what is happening.

If your pet is scared of the vet’s office, try to get there early so that they have time to get used to their surroundings before you have to go in for the appointment. Once you’re there, your pet might be more comfortable if you’re with them the whole time.

Check your pet’s vital signs

Your pet’s vital signs will be checked, including their heart rate, breathing rate, and temperature. There isn’t much room for maneuver on this front. You can be sure that Phoenix vets and vets all over the country will be doing the same thing, especially on a first visit. That’s why it’s nothing to worry about. This is just a preliminary check to make sure everything is normal.

The vet may give your pet shots or other medications depending on their needs. If your pet doesn’t like being restrained or having their mouth or body handled, they might be more comfortable if you stroke them gently while the vet carries out the treatment. They might also feel better if you take a familiar toy or blanket with you that smells like home to help keep them calm.

A technician will take your pet’s temperature and then take blood samples. If they don’t like the feel of the thermometer, you can try to distract them with a toy or treat until it’s done and over with. They might not be thrilled about the samples either, but if you talk in a gentle voice and pet them the samples are taken, it will help.

Oral health check

Oral health is important, especially for young pets. Your pet’s teeth will be examined and cleaned if necessary whilst on a visit to the vet. This can be a scary experience for some pets, but the vet will usually do their best to make it as painless as possible. If your pet hates having their mouth touched, you can try to comfort them by stroking their fur or holding their favorite toy while it happens.

Emergencies 

Emergencies can occur at any time, and the vet is always prepared for them. If your pet has an emergency, they will be taken care of as soon as possible. You can help your pet by being calm and reassuring at all times and following the vet’s instructions.

The vet will give you a rundown of what to expect after the surgery. There might be medication to prescribe, restricted activity, and follow-up appointments.

You can help make the vet visit easier for you and your pet by following these tips. It’s important to stay calm and positive, no matter what happens. The vet is there to help.

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