There are many unique experiences that happen on a Mobile visit. One that I am reminded of is a family of three cats that all had trouble going to the vet. It was an all-day event to get to the vet’s office that started with the struggle to get all of them into their carriers. The moment these cats were put in their carriers and all scratches were properly doctored up, they could finally leave for the Vet’s office.
In the Vet’s waiting room there was a curious dog which made the cats vocalize and hiss before getting in their own peaceful room (although the cats are still stating how much they hate this whole thing). First, the technician comes in and takes everyone’s temperature and just preps them all for what is coming. Next comes the Doctor and attempts to give everyone shots. By this time the cats are so worked up it takes two people to hold them down while the Veterinarian gives them shots.
Once everyone was done with their check-up, leaving was just as traumatic. There were more cats and dogs in the waiting area (vocal sounds of hate still erupting) and after paying the bill and finally going home, the cats were released. They most likely hid under the furniture for the next two days probably plotting the whole time about how they can get you back for everything.
Now some of this story is exaggerated but underneath it truly was the experience of one of our recent clients. Here is the story of how their mobile visit went with us.
We came in the house and as the cats greeted us we started our exam immediately, even getting in a round of shots. The first cat let the others know something was up, but not enough to keep them away. Within a few minuets of showing up, we were done with the stressful part and were able to just talk with the owners about the cats and things that were going on in the household. One of the cats never even ran away after receiving their shots and the other two were back, rubbing themselves on us before we left. There was no hiding for two days, hissing or plotting for revenge. The stress came and was gone within a matter of minutes. No one was hurt or had to be put in carriers. The whole visit took as much time as it would have taken to just get the cats in carriers before.
This is why we do what we do. We know that this is not the case for all animals, but we do know that all animals get stressed, just as we do. You can come visit our Mobile Pet Clinic with your pets this weekend at the Nampa D&B store from 8:30am to 11:30am and the Caldwell D&B store from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.