If you have a pet then you know that you'll be bringing them in for routine care, and there are some topics you can cover while at the visit that can help you care for your cat or dog. Our Thornton vets share some of the top questions that you can ask your vet during your pet's wellness exam.
What are some common questions for vets?
When you prepare ahead of time for any question you may want to ask the vet, it can save a lot of time at the office and save you from needing to call back later. Preparing questions for the vet will also help ensure that you do not miss anything that you meant to discuss.
Below the vets at our Thornton animal clinic explain some questions you should have ready to ask your vet and discuss why they are important:
Will my cat or dog need any vaccinations today?
Vaccines are key for helping to keep your pet safe and healthy. These vaccinations will need to be administered on a regular schedule in order to best protect your pet. The vets at our Thornton vet clinic always do their best to inform you when your pet is due for their booster shots however, it can sometimes be overlooked so it's always best to ask.
Why is my pet behaving this way?
We may witness our furry friend doing something unusual such as sneezing or scratching more than normal. Always take note of these behaviors and ask your vet about them because they will be able to tell you if there is an underlying condition. Be sure to include as much information as you can such as where you are when it started and how long it's been going on.
Do I have my pet on a proper diet?
Sometimes it can be hard to tell if your pet is over or underweight. Pets of every breed and age have their own specific weight guidelines they have to maintain to live healthy lives. It can take as little as a few extra pounds to have a detrimental effect on your pet. Your vet will be able to help you determine if you need to make any adjustments to your pet's diet.
What parasite prevention should my pet have?
Fleas and ticks are troublesome for both pets and their owners sometimes even spreading serious diseases. With so many different products available it can be hard to know which one would be best for you and your pet. Luckily, your veterinarian will be able to recommend or prescribe a parasite prevention product that will work best for your furry companion.
Can you break down the cost of my visit?
Kindly ask your vet this question when they hand you the bill. Your veterinarian will be able to break down the costs and explain what each fee represents, to give you a better understanding of the services provided. It can also give you an idea of what to expect at your next visit.
Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet.