Our at home vet visits: the secret to a stress-free vet visit

It’s that time again. The annual vet visit.

It means looking for the pet carrier, it means making stealth plans to catch the cat. It means pretending absolutely nothing is different in your daily routine, so your dog doesn’t pick up on your plans, hiding under the bed and leaving a litre of drool on the carpet from his stressed panting.

It can be a task that requires military precision and planning! But it doesn’t have to be like this. Normanhurst Vet Practice can make a vet visit stress-free, with a visiting vet.

Vet visits, not the other way around

We understand all the above. Some of our pets suffer high levels of anxiety during the trip to, and when at their vet. It’s hard to know why they do, as they may not have had an overly negative visit in the past.

Animals are incredibly intuitive, not just to our body language, but to other clues we are unaware of. We might be on edge in anticipation of this year’s Great Cat Wrangle, don’t think it goes unnoticed. If we predict that our four-legged mate is about to become stressed, our constant observation and edgy body language can be read loud and clear. “Woah! Dad’s being weird, and Mum’s acting strange. Something’s up!”

Eliminating travel-related anxiety

Many pets, particularly cats, find a trip in the car understandably frightening. Strange sounds, smells, vibration, and movement can all be incredibly stressful. Remember, our pets are territorial, so to remove them from their home can be disorientating.

Many pets, particularly young animals, also suffer from motion sickness. A car ride can be unpleasant for all involved when faced with a vomiting passenger! Not to mention the distraction it can cause to the driver.

With an at home vet visit, your pet doesn’t need to leave their home, and can be seen by one of our experienced vets in the comfort of your own home.

At home vet visits, peace of mind for you and your pet

Why not give our friendly staff a call and chat about how this service can benefit you and your pet. Their well-being is a top priority for all our staff, and we look forward to hearing from you to see how we can help. Simply call us on 02 9489 6000 between 8am and 7pm from Monday to Friday. On weekends, our services are available from 8am to 4pm on Saturdays, and from 10am to noon on Sundays.