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House Calls For Pets

February 15 2018

Have you ever wished that your doctor would come to you, instead of you having to drive to their office? That may not be an option for you, but it may be possible for your pet. Veterinary house calls are becoming more and more popular. They are of course the obvious choice for larger animals, such as cows, but many veterinarians are also coming to visit dogs and cats. A Mt. Airy, MD vet discusses veterinary house calls below.


We probably don’t have to tell you that, given the chance, our feline patients would likely unanimously vote for house calls. Kitties absolutely hate car rides, and they aren’t big fans of strange places, either. (Actually, cats would probably vote to skip their appointments altogether and just take a nap instead, but that’s another topic.) House calls let Fluffy stay comfortable and relaxed in her own domain, eliminating the stress of the dreaded car ride. They are also great for older pets. Just like people, animals get stiff and sore as they age, which can make handling them difficult. Your furry pal can nap right up until their appointment, and go back to bed immediately after!

Benefits For People

Fido and Fluffy aren’t the only ones who will benefit from house calls. You’ll also save time, as you won’t be sitting in traffic. House calls are also great for stay-at-home moms, people who work from home, and anyone with mobility and/or transportation issues. This also is easier for people with multiple pets, and those with large dogs. It can be tricky getting a huge pooch from one place to another! Another good thing about home visits is that they can sometimes offer vets valuable insight as to your pet’s overall health, habitat, and well-being. Last but not least, when it comes time to say goodbye to your pet, you may have the option of doing so at home. This option allows you to give your beloved friend a dignified and comfortable farewell.


House calls can be great, but they aren’t the right call for every pet or situation. Your furry buddy will still need to come to the vet for certain appointments and procedures. Ask your vet for more information.

Please feel free to contact us, your Mt. Airy, MD pet clinic, for all of your pet’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!