5 Things to Talk to Your Vet During Your Next Visit

Communication is key, especially in the veterinarian office! We want to make sure it’s not only easy to schedule appointments, but also easy to talk with us about your pet’s health concerns. To properly care for your pets, we ask that pet owners come prepared with plenty of information to share with the doctor. Once we build a strong foundation, the care your pet receives only gets better!

Have Any Symptoms Listed
Leading up to your visit, begin watching your pet and take note of anything abnormal. Jot down and track any symptoms that you notice. This makes it easier to present to the vet when you come in for your appointment. It can be easy to forget what you wanted to talk about when you come in, so this can keep you organized.

Ask Breed Specific Questions
There’s no better source to go to about your dog than your vet, especially breed specific questions. Some breeds are more susceptible to certain illnesses, while others need more exercise than others. Your vet can answer all of the questions you have about your specific breed.

Mental Stimulation and Exercise
All pet owners know how important it is to provide physical exercise for your pets, but mental stimulation is just as important. When you visit our office, ask us what the latest techniques in mental stimulation for pets are. These can include food mazes and using certain toys to hold their attention. Ask us more at your next visit!

Learn About Microchipping Services
One of the most important precautions to take for your pet is microchipping them. If your dog accidentally gets loose, this is the best way for you to find them or a neighbor to identify them. Asking your vet in person is the best way to get straight forward answers and options for the small procedure.

Office Capabilities and Contact Information
The last thing to talk to your vet about is the office capabilities, including services offered and contact information. Bring something to write in or put it in the notes section of your phone for quick and easy access. Ask about emergency services, overnight boarding and who to contact for an appointment.

We want you to be as prepared as possible for your next appointment, so take the time to come up with questions to bring to the veterinarian office. To learn more about what to expect in your very first visit, you can read more online.