Your Pets’ First Visit

Published on May 12th, 2016

When you set up an appointment for your pet to see a veterinarian, you should expect excellent service and superior care for your pet. You want to make sure the office is clean and runs smoothly. If you have moved and are forced to change veterinarians, you should remember to bring any medical records you have with you on your initial visit. This will help the veterinarian know if your pet has pre-existing conditions and be able to care for your pet. It is also a great idea to keep a journal of your pet. You can include in your journal the behavior of your pet, health issues, eating habits, sleep habits, and even bathroom habits. You can also write down any questions you may have for your veterinarian to make sure that you remember to ask them.

Services Usually Offered by a Veterinarian

  • Vaccinations
  • Laser Surgery
  • Examinations
  • Parasite prevention
  • Laboratory & Radiology Services
  • Dental Care

Dental Care for Your Pet

Sometimes it is easy to forget that your pet needs to have their teeth checked just like a human does. When you make an appointment at an animal hospital for your pet, you can ask them about dental care services. At Portage Park Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic, we can set up an appointment for you to discuss any dental care needs for your pet, such as to show you how to properly care and clean your pets teeth. You do not want to wait until your pet has tooth decay and has to have the tooth extracted. It is best to use preventative measures to keep your pets teeth clean and healthy.

What Should You Look For When Choosing a Veterinarian?

When you are first choosing a veterinarian, you may want to set up an appointment to bring your pet in to just meet and talk with them. This can give you an opportunity to look around the facility. It also gives you a chance to get to know the veterinarian better and watch how they interact with your pet, as well as their staff. You should choose a veterinarian that gets along well with your pet, will pay attention to any questions or concerns you may have, and will take their time with your pet.

At Portage Park Animal Hospital, our veterinarians have experience with all ages of pets, and can ensure that your pets’ first visit is comfortable for them, and you. In addition, our services are second-to-none, especially our dental care services. Schedule an appointment, as all new patients receive their first exam for free!

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