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513 SW 156th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73170
(405) 701-9245

Every pet owner will unfortunately, at some point, face a situation where their beloved animal companion isn’t at their best health. During these times, it’s crucial to be well-prepared and aware of the vital details to share with your veterinarian. Here are five key pieces of information to note and pass along to your vet when your pet is sick or acting abnormally.

Your Pet’s Health History

While it might seem obvious, it’s important to provide your veterinarian with a thorough history of your pet’s health. Mention any recent changes in their behavior or appearance, as well as any medications they might be taking. This information will help your vet evaluate your pet’s health status and narrow down what might be causing your pet to be sick.

Onset of the Symptoms

Be ready to discuss when you first observed the symptoms, their duration, and any following changes or progressions. This aids your vet in eliminating potential causes and pinpointing the issue.

Your Pet’s Dietary Habits

Your vet will probably inquire about what kind of food your pet eats and what their food habits are like. In some cases—especially if you have switched your pet’s food recently—the vet may even want a breakdown of the food ingredients. Some foods can instigate allergies or other health complications.

The vet’s office will also likely want to know your pet’s typical eating habits and if those eating habits have changed recently, such as a loss of appetite or aversion to certain foods.

Recent Exposures to New People, Places, or Things

Inform your vet if your pet has encountered any recent changes, such as changes in environment (such as moving to a new house), new people or pets in the household, or even a new toy. Any of these could be potential culprits for their change in behavior.

Any Additional Worries

If there are other aspects of your pet’s health that concern you, don’t hesitate to mention them to your vet. Every detail counts when it comes to your pet’s well-being!

Visiting the vet can be a stressful experience when your pet is not feeling well, but being ready with the right details can streamline the process and ensure your pet gets the best care.

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