4 tips for the vet visit: How everything goes smoothly

In order for your sick dog or cat to get better as quickly as possible, a visit to the vet is usually necessary. The following tips work particularly well with the veterinarian, so that they can help your pet in the best possible way.

Working closely with the vet will help your pet get better - Shutterstock / Lucky Business

Working closely with the vet will help your pet get better – Shutterstock / Lucky Business

Visiting the vet usually means stress for your dog or cat. As the owner, try to remain calm and do your best to assist your veterinarian with the treatment.

1. Be punctual and reliable

Getting to the vet visit on time will give the vet ample time to examine your cat or dog. So plan enough time for a more relaxed journey to the practice so that your pet does not experience more stress than necessary. It also makes a good impression if you pay your bills on time, even when things get expensive.

2. Trust your vet

Once you have found a good vet for your cat and a suitable vet for your dog, trust their assessments. Do not question the diagnosis and treatment based on lay diagnoses from the Internet or from acquaintances, because after all the veterinarian has studied for a long time to acquire his specialist knowledge. However, when it comes to final decisions as to whether or not you should have your pet put to sleep, a second diagnosis from another veterinarian may be useful.

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3. Tell the truth when you go to the vet

Your veterinarian can only make an accurate diagnosis of your sick pet if he has as much knowledge as possible about his condition. To do this, it is best to list all the symptoms that you can think of and do not conceal if you fear that you have made a mistake yourself. For example, if your dog has eaten chocolate, tell the vet. It’s also important to know if you’ve fed your pet scraps of food or played with fragile toys, hair ties, and small parts that could be swallowed.

4. Dog and cat help: follow instructions

Listen carefully and take notes when you are given home instructions when you visit the vet. The treatment can only work properly if you follow the dosage and administration of the medication exactly. If you are unsure, have doubts or have not understood something, please ask. For example, your veterinarian can give you tips on how to give your cat a pill or the best diet for your sick pet.

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