If you have a young cat, going to the vet is usually the normal routine with vaccines, checking blood and what not. However, if you have an older kitty - then vet visits can be a little more time consuming and concerning. Here are some great tips for your next vet visit:
- Call Ahead - if you are bringing your kitty in for something other than the normal physical - like for stomach problems, then you might want to find out if you need to bring in stool samples and what not. Calling ahead can also help you determine whether or not you need to fast your kitty. By calling ahead you not only save your time, but the doctor's too!
- Make An Appointment - some vets just take walk-ins and other accept appointments. I prefer the appointment kind because I know that my cat will be seen then. Start making a list (possibly even on your phone) of the things your kitty is doing that you're concerned about).
- Make A List - as I mentioned in #2, you will want to make a list of concerns or questions you have for the vet, so that you don't remember two days after the visit that you should have asked something.
- Take Photos or Take a Video - if your cat has a particular issue going on, you might want to snap a photo of she or he in action doing the issue or take a video of it and put it on YouTube so that the vet can check it out.
- Take Notes - when you're at the vet, you might need to take notes, so unless you like to take notes on your phone, then you might want to bring along a notebook or a laptop. That way, you will remember all of the vet's recommendations.
Those are just a few tips I could think of. Do you have any recommendations for our readers? What are your pre-, post- or during vet rituals that you've learned over the years? Share them with our readers by leaving a comment below!