When In-Home Cat Care is Called For
At Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital of Charlotte, we realize that situations may occur where one of our clients is unable to bring his or her cat into our office for an appointment. A common reason for this is if more than three cats are present and require veterinary check-ups. In these cases, it may be more efficient to have a veterinarian come to your home to perform basic wellness examinations. At Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital of Charlotte, we offer this as a service to our clients for convenience and to ensure that our feline patients are able to receive the veterinary care they need regardless of their circumstances.
What To Expect From A Veterinary House Call
When you schedule a cat house call, our hospital will send a veterinarian and a vet technician to examine your cat. We will bring all of the instruments necessary to perform a thorough exam. We are able to perform the following tests in your home:
- Blood pressure check
- Thorough examination
- Acquire blood or urine for needed lab tests
- Administer vaccines
To ensure that your cat is available to our veterinarian for examination, please make sure that he or she is in a small room like a bathroom or utility room before the doctor arrives for the examination. Of course, you are welcome to stay in the room throughout the exam.
It should be noted that there are some procedures that cannot be performed within your home. Therefore, when examining your cat at home, our veterinarians can typically get a good assessment through the physical exam as to whether or not your cat will require any further testing at the hospital. If such testing is required for diagnosis or treatment, then our veterinary staff will assist in the transport of your cat to and from the hospital.
How To Prepare For A Doctor To Examine Your Cat(s) At Home
There are two things you can do to prepare for your vet’s visit. By keeping your cat in a small room, we are able to conduct the examination while minimizing the stress on you and your cat. Have a list of questions handy for your vet addressing any concerns you may have.
Scheduling An In-Home Cat Care Appointment
If you feel that you are unable to transport your cat or multiple cats to Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital of Charlotte, please call and book an in-home cat care appointment. We have staff members available to take your call now at (704) 486-2571.