Cat House Calls
In-Home Cat Care - Veterinary House Calls
Your veterinarian’s office strives to ensure your cat has the best experience during his or her exam. Being placed in a carrier and taken into your veterinarian’s office can be stressful, so it’s important to be able to provide a stress-free environment to make your cat feel more comfortable. In fact, the main reason many cat owners cite for not bringing their cat in for preventative care is that it can be stressful for the cat and the owner. Luckily, there is a way to avoid the stress and carriers by bringing the exams to your cat.
If you’ve been putting off a cat wellness exam due to the stress you and your cat feel over going into the office, find a local veterinarian who offers cat house calls.
Many veterinary offices offer house calls to provide preventative care where your cat feels most comfortable – at home. This service is also helpful if you have more than one cat, are unable to drive, or have a disability.
The best way to prepare your cat for the house call wellness exam is to confine him or her to a smaller space, such as a bathroom. That way, there is less time spent on finding and catching your cat. Your veterinarian will bring a technician along to help restrain your cat for any necessary vaccines and/or blood sample collections.
However, if your cat is ill, your veterinarian will highly recommend you bring your cat into the clinic because of the availability of diagnostic services such as X-rays and ultrasound. Your veterinarian can provide a higher level of care in the office.
If your cat becomes stressed by being placed in a carrier or during an exam at the veterinary office, there are options. Reach out to a veterinarian near you to find out about doing a cat house call wellness exam.