Why You Should Call Your Vet Prior to Arriving

Why You Should Call Your Vet Prior to Arriving

It’s standard practice now for the staff of a Richmond vet to call you the business day before an appointment to confirm the appointment. That’s usually all of the information you need to give over the phone when your pet is doing well.

However, there are certain times when you should call your vet before arriving at the office with your pet. Kindred Care Pet Hospital in Richmond, TX, talks about those times.

If Your Pet Developed a New Symptom

Your pet may also be sicker than you originally thought. If a new symptom has come up, it could be a contagious disease. If your dog has started coughing like it is trying to bring something up, it could be a warning sign of kennel cough. Call the vet’s office and ask if you should bring your pet through the normal door or wait for the vet staff to come to your car to get your pet. This way, the risk to any other animals in the veterinary practice is reduced.

If It’s an Emergency

Time is of the essence when your pet has a medical emergency. However, it’s best to have someone call the veterinarian while you are driving your pet to the clinic. This way, the vet staff can get equipment, medicine, or anything else ready for your pet and start work right away on keeping your pet alive.

Your Veterinarian in Richmond, TX

The best time to find a veterinarian is before your pet gets sick or hurt. If you live in the Richmond, TX, area, contact Kindred Care Pet Hospital at (281) 238-5621 to make an appointment today.

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