While most cats can tolerate trips to the vet, there are times when the visit can be stressful. Most cats have an uncanny extrasensory perception that will cause them to go into hiding when they sense danger.
The drive to our clinic may also be difficult for a severely ill pet or one that gets carsick. Fortunately, if you cannot get your cat to the vet, you can get the vet to your cat. At La Jolla Veterinary Hospital, we can treat your cat right in your home through cat house calls.
Cat house calls offer convenience to pet owners. Studies show that cats are less likely to visit the vet than dogs because of the stress associated with the visit. House calls are convenient and ensure that your cat gets regular wellness exams and needed medical care. Our staff will save you the time and energy it takes you to go to and from the clinic.
Cat house calls help eliminate the stress of taking your cat to the vet for both the feline and humans. If your cat gets carsick or hates being in a strange environment, visits to the vet can be stressful.
Sitting in a carrier can also affect the cat, leaving them uncooperative and affecting the physical exam or treatment. Cat house calls can ensure that the cat receives treatment in a familiar environment.
The stressful atmosphere in a vet clinic can cause the cat to work harder to hide the pain. But being at home with familiar sights and sounds during an exam will help the cat relax.
This is especially true for a cat that is not used to being around dogs or other animals. Being at home will help the cat relax, act naturally, and allow our team to obtain accurate results. The house calls help us conduct proper assessments.
If you have more than two cats, a house call is more convenient than hauling several felines to our clinic. You will need several carriers that can take up plenty of space in a small vehicle.
A house call will help accommodate you and your felines if your pets have difficulty moving. Our in-home care will help when transporting the cats for their annual checkup or when medical care is complicated.
There comes the point when you know that your cat’s life is ending. It can be a difficult time emotionally, but getting the best end-of-life care will give you some comfort. If your pet needs to be euthanized, having the procedure performed at home will allow for an easy transition.
Most people feel that a home service is more dignified and provides more privacy. It’s more becoming if your beloved cat can be among family in familiar surroundings in the last moments.
But if your cat requires diagnosis and specific tests and procedures, you may need to bring her to the clinic. Also, if its condition requires emergency care, get to the clinic as soon as possible.
For more on cat house calls, visit La Jolla Veterinary Hospital at our office in La Jolla, California. Call (858) 454-6155 today to schedule an appointment.