The groundwork to good vet visits.

The groundwork to good vet visits.

Let’s start at the beginning.  If you have a puppy or a kitten, you are in the fortunate position of being able to help form his/her opinion of the vet by making it a calm and positive experience.

  • Practicing touching your pet’s mouth, feet, belly and ears at home helps your pet learn that there is nothing to be scared of and that it doesn’t hurt.  When your pet is used to you doing these things, it makes it less jarring when a stranger does it.
  • Bring your pet’s favorite treats with you to your appointment, but be warned: many animals are too nervous at the clinic to even look at their once beloved treats.
  • Ensure that you have plenty of time around your kitten or puppy’s appointments so they do not pick up on your anxiety of being “pressed for time” and so you have time to take them for a walk or play with them to burn off some extra energy and get those endorphins flowing.

We love visits from all of our patients, but puppies and kittens can be especially exciting.  We love discussing all that goes into raising a happy healthy pet, and all of our staff enjoy meeting new additions.

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