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How To Prepare Your Pet For The First Vet Visit

How To Prepare Your Pet For The First Vet Visit

Are you welcoming a new pet into your home? Congratulations! It is important to schedule a pet exam so a veterinarian can make sure that all is well with your new furry friend. A trip to the vet can be stressful for animals, but there are some steps you can take to ensure a good experience. If you live in Atoka, Tushka, Lehigh, Stringtown, or the surrounding areas, contact our team at Atoka Veterinary Clinic to schedule a pet exam.

How To Make Trips to the Vet a Pleasant Experience

Every pet is different, so there is no one-size-fits-all solution for ensuring a great visit to the veterinarian’s office. Still, there are some tips and tricks that work with many if not most pets. Before taking your pet in for a visit, it is smart to take your pet on a few car rides or walks that don’t end at the veterinary clinic. You don’t want your cats or dogs to associate every car ride with the veterinarian. Taking your dog to a park or a trip around town is smart. However, if your animal is not vaccinated, avoid other pets and environments that could spread diseases.

What to Expect

Reassurance can be especially helpful. Tell your dog that she is a good girl during the car ride. This doesn’t work as well with cats most of the time, but some reassurance may help. Another smart idea is to feed your pet a few treats along the way. This will help your pet associate good things with the veterinary clinic.

Some pets don’t do well at vet clinics. Other animals and new people may stress them out. If your pet is stressed by other animals, talk with our veterinarian or the staff about ways to keep your pet calm in the office and during the pet exam. After the visit to the veterinarian’s office, give your puppy, kitten, or other pet another treat and offer more reassurance.

Contact Our Veterinarian at Atoka Veterinary Clinic

If you live in Atoka, Tushka, Lehigh, Stringtown, or the surrounding areas, contact our team at Atoka Veterinary Clinic to schedule a pet exam. Call us today at (580) 889-2125 to book an appointment with Dr. Martin.