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Preparing Your Pet For A House Call
April 1, 2023

Veterinary house calls have been growing in popularity over the last few years, and we don’t expect this trend to stop anytime soon. There are some great benefits to having your vet come to you! For instance, you won’t have to deal with the hassle or wasted time transporting your pet may cause. Your furry pal also won’t have their daily schedule disrupted, which is much easier on them. In this article, a Kerrville, TX vet offers some helpful tips on getting FIdo and Fluffy ready for a doctor’s visit. 


Some of our feline friends are prone to bolting and hiding when they hear an unfamiliar voice. If your scaredy-cat tends to run for cover when anyone new shows up, block her hiding spots, and close doors to other rooms. You may want to confine Fluffy to a small room, such as a utility room. 

Procedure Area

You don’t need to do much to get ready, but it’s a good idea to have a clean surface prepped that will substitute for an examination table. This may be a table, counter, or desk. This spot should have good lighting. If it’s in a dark area, you may want to grab an extra lamp and set it up nearby.


Our four-legged friends are always calmer when they are a bit tired out. Take time to work off your pet’s excess energy before the vet arrives. For Fido, this may entail a vigorous walk and a play session. Fluffy’s workout usually consists of pouncing on a catnip mouse or chasing that little red dot around. 

Think About Your Questions

Every day, we learn more about our furry friends, how they think, and how best to care for them. Don’t be afraid to ask your vet questions. That’s why we’re here! Make a list of anything you want to find out more about. For instance, if you’re not sure if Fido’s chews are safe, keep them on hand to show your vet.  Have a notebook ready, so you can jot down answers or suggestions. We also recommend having Fido or Fluffy’s medical records handy, and having your four-legged buddy’s food, treats, and shampoos within easy reach as well. 

Do you have questions about your pet’s health or care? Do you want to schedule a veterinary housecall? Contact us, your local Kerrville, TX animal clinic, today!