Preparing For your Housecall - At Home Animal Care

At Home Animal Care

PO Box 96
White Plains, MD 20695

(301)332-8563

www.athomeanimalcare.com

PREPARING FOR YOUR HOUSECALL

 

We want to make your housecall as stress free as possible. To that end, some things to consider before your appointment.

 

  • Pull any past veterinary records or invoices for reference
  • Close bedroom, basement and porch doors. Cats seem to have a sixth sense about my visit sometimes and may sneak away at the last minute!
  • If possible, try to delay feeding your pet so they are more likely to be interested in treats as a distraction during our exam, blood draw, etc.
  • Think about where your pet is most comfortable. We can be in your living room, bedroom, bathroom, screened porch, wherever you think works best. Bathrooms in particular are often good spots for nervous cats.
  • Doorbells can be scary! If you want me to avoid the doorbell just let me know in advance, I am happy to text when I arrive.
  • I have a large dog scale that I usually carry in with me, but this can make some dogs nervous. If you would rather I not bring the scale in right away just let me know.
  • Feel free to share any ideas or concerns prior to the visit, the whole goal is to make it as smooth as possible for you and your pet!