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You know your dog better than anyone, and can spot unusual behavior easily. Any change in your dog’s routines should be checked by your vet. If your pet is pressing his head, get him emergency medical attention right away as this is a life-threatening situation.
You may consider your cat to be part of your family, and want to provide the best medical care possible just as you would for any other member of the household. Here are a few ways to find the best veterinarian for you four-legged companion.
1. Get a recommendation.
A friend, co-worker, or pet sitter can give you great advice if they have pets of their own, because if you like them you probably have similar attitudes towards pet care. They also have experience with a particular veterinarian already.
2. Check out a potential vet first.
Drop by the office and get a feel for how the place is run. Is it clean, does it have a comfortable waiting room, and are the pets there more or less stressed than you would expect? Talk to the staff and the veterinarian and see if you have good rapport with them.
3. Ask specific questions.
Don’t be afraid to speak your mind. Ask about accreditation's and what equipment is used. You may want to know about the evaluation process before major procedures, or how the animals are cared for if they must remain overnight.
4. Make sure to visit regularly.
Don’t wait until your pet is sick to take it to the vet. Regular preventative visits not only help your pet become comfortable with the veterinarian and have a better experience, but your vet will also know your pet much better and can make better choices about your pet’s needs.
If you are new to the area or looking for a new veterinary service in Soquel, visit this website to learn more about important pet care. Your animal’s wellbeing is an important part of your quality of life, as well.