Caring for your beloved feline friend is a top priority for any pet owner. Part of that responsibility includes ensuring they receive regular veterinary care to keep them healthy and happy. However, for many cat owners, the mere thought of taking their furry companions to the vet can be a stressful ordeal. Cats, in particular, tend to be a bit finicky about car rides and the hustle and bustle of the vet’s waiting room can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Capital Home Veterinary Care offers a solution that is not only convenient but also cat-friendly – a mobile vet service that comes to you!

Why Mobile Veterinary Care is Ideal for Your Cat

Capital Home Veterinary Care has redefined the way we approach veterinary visits. Our state-of-the-art mobile veterinary clinic on wheels is designed to eliminate the stress of traditional vet visits. By bringing the vet directly to your doorstep, our compassionate team ensures a calm and familiar environment for your cat, reducing anxiety and discomfort.

Although our team can do most of the work to ensure a calming experience, we encourage pet parents to do a few things on their own to help prepare their four legged friends for an upcoming visit.

Tips For Preparing Your Cat For A Mobile Vet Visit

Here are a few ways you can help ensure your feline friend has a stress-free experience with CHVC:

• Prepare the Space:

Locate a quiet and low trafficked area near your home for the mobile unit to park. Make sure it’s easily accessible, well-lit, and free of distractions.

• Update Your Cat’s Records:

Ensure your cat’s vaccinations and medical records are up to date. The awesome Client Care staff at Capital Home Veterinary Care do a thorough medical record review before all visits. If there are any changes to the medical history or additional information, please share with the technician at the beginning of the visit.

• Create a Safe Haven:

Set up a safe, quiet space inside your home for your cat to retreat to before and after the visit. Include your cat’s favorite bedding, toys, and water.

• Preparing for the Visit:

You will receive a text when we are on the way to you. We ask at that time to place your kitty in a bathroom or a room with no furniture or hiding spaces. Our experienced technicians will place your kitty in a sterilized, clear (cats love to see out!) carrier and transport them to the mobile clinic. Of course, if you prefer, you can use your own carrier.

• Desensitize to Handling:

Gently handle your cat’s paws, ears, and mouth to prepare them for the vet’s examination. This can reduce stress during the appointment.

• Reduce Food Intake:

Before the visit, avoid feeding your cat for a few hours to prevent motion sickness or anxiety-induced nausea. However, ensure they have access to water.

• Stay Calm and Positive:

Cats can pick up on your emotions, so try to stay calm and reassuring. Speak to your cat in soothing tones and use treats or toys as positive reinforcement.

• Ask Questions:

Prepare a list of questions or concerns you have for the vet in advance. This will help ensure that all your concerns are addressed during the visit.

• Consider Sedation:

If your cat is highly anxious or aggressive during vet visits, consult with the vet about the possibility of using sedation to make the experience less stressful.

• Post-Visit Care:

After the appointment, spend quality time with your cat, offering treats and affection. Monitor them for any unusual behavior or reactions to any treatments or vaccinations.