Patrick Miles, DVM is owner and veterinarian at Priceless Pet Clinic in Normandy Park WA. He has worked in emergency medicine since graduating veterinary school and spent seven years at Animal Critical Care and Emergency Services.
What to expect during a visit to the veterinarian?
A lot of clients have questions about what things need or may need to be done at the different life stages that your puppy or kitten may come in with. In general, that really will vary from pet to pet and certainly based on their track history and whether they have had problems in the past or not.
There certainly are certain breed predispositions that we are going to be looking for and watching out for but in general as a young pet just like with people, very rarely are they going to come across problems. Most of those problems may be related to dietary problems, they may be related to skin problems. But as pets age just like with you and I, certain problems certainly may arise that need to be addressed or monitored or be aware of. So often times when dogs are reaching their mid five, six, seven years of age depending on the breed, we may recommend doing senior profile screening which may check a blood panel, a urine sample and a thyroid level for instance. So, that really will depend on the age, the breed, and whether they have had prior medical problems in the past or not.
Questions you should ask your vet on the first visit:
6 Tips to De-Stress Your Pet’s Vet Visit
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Taking your pet to the vet can be a very long, tiring, and stressful task. And if your pet has anxiety about going, it can be even more difficult. This article gives tips on how to de-stress your pet before their visit to the vet!
Tips for a Relaxing Trip to the Vet
Unfamiliar places can be scary, even for your pet! The stress of that and being sick can take a big toll on your pet’s behavior. Put yourself in their shoes and remember these tips for a hopefully easier and more relaxed next trip.
Natalie Aylett attends University of Texas at Arlington where she is studying Public Relations and Advertising. She works at Eosera, Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas.