By Ashley Dawes, DVM

Bringing your pet in for a vet visit can be stressful, whether it is for a routine visit or for a problem. We at Dupont Veterinary Clinic have put together a list of items to bring with you to help make your visit as stress-free and easy as possible.

Your Pre-Vet Visit Checklist

Planning ahead can make your pet’s vet visit more productive for all involved. Before you and your pet jump in the car, be sure you have the following:

  • Your pet’s collar
  • Leash, harness, or small cage if appropriate
  • A stool sample to test for intestinal parasites
  • Favorite toy
  • A few treats, especially if your dog has any special dietary needs
  • Health records if you are switching veterinarians or were seen by a different vet since your last visit
  • A muzzle if your dog bites
  • A list of questions – That is what we are here for, we love answering your questions!
  • Care credit card or pet insurance information
  • Feel free to save time and stress by filling out your new client form or your surgical release form on our website ahead of time (canine release form, feline release form, exotic release form, avian release form, dental release form, tumor removal release form)

An annual wellness visit will ensure that your pet is up-to-date on vaccinations. It also gives you an opportunity to raise any behavioral or health issues that may be of concern. Do not wait until your pet is sick. Try to visit your vet before your pet becomes ill so we can help address the problem sooner rather than later. We hope these tips can help to make your next visit as easy and stress-free as possible.