Desensitize and Counter Condition Your Pet to the Vet

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Even if it seems unimportant, your vet isn’t going to judgeyou for divulging information. We all like to self-diagnose on the Internet andour doctors don’t judge us for it (at least not to our faces), so why not startthinking of the possible scenarios that could be wrong with your pet? Bytelling your vet everything you know, it will help him or her to more easilydiagnose your dog and get him the treatment he needs.
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For dogs, it’s a dead giveaway that the dog is frightened when it crawls under the exam room bench or hides behind its owner. At that point, it will only add more fear to drag the dog out into the middle of the exam room. To calm a fearful dog, we sit on the exam room floor, ignore the cowering pet, and speak calmly with the owner, and periodically toss tiny treats to the dog to encourage it to come out from its hiding place. The dog will “read” the behavior of its calm pet parent, and may come to associate our veterinary staff as a source of treats. Learn thewarning signs that mean you should take your pet to the vet.
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Animals, much like their owners, may need medical care to make sure they are happy and in the best health. The cost of a trip to the vet can be high, but experts say preventative care is always best. News 6 has compiled information from Nationwide Insurance on the top 10 reasons your pet may need to visit the vet.Perhaps your work schedule means an evening veterinary appointment works best. Perhaps you have multiple pets to load for office visits. Or multiple children to load along with your animals. Maybe you're pet is no longer comfortable riding in a car. Whatever the reason, Dr. Loniak brings convenient compassion to your home. Whether you have a new puppy, an old cat or an ailing dog, Vet-to-Pet's Paula Loniak offers compassionate, professional service and advice tailored for your companion animals. Vaccinations, routine exams, emergency surgery, spaying and neutering, behavior problems — we handle any issue for dogs and cats. Here are some other surprising tidbits about pet insurance to consider:
1. Your Employer Might Offer Pet Insurance as a Benefit
As one of the fastest-growing voluntary employee benefits, one in three Fortune 500 companies now offer as pet insurance. More than 3,800 companies and organizations have added Veterinary Pet Insurance (a Nationwide Insurance company) to their benefits portfolio, including Chipotle Mexican Grill, Deloitte LLP, Delta Airlines, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, T-Mobile, UPS, and Xerox, according to VPI.--Pet insurance can help offset the costs of paying a veterinarian to diagnose, treat, and manage a pet’s illness or injury. An unexpected illness or injury can happen at any time. Pet owners will probably incur at least one $2,000 to $4,000 bill for emergency pet care at some point during their pet’s lifetime, says Louise Murray, D.V.M., a veterinarian and vice president of the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in New York City. Typically, our house call appointments will be between 9 and 5 on a Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday. We will provide a specific two hour window for your appointment. In other words, you might be told that the vet will be at your home on Tuesday sometime between 9 and 11 a.m. Around 9 am, you should be sure that your pet or pets are sequestered in a room (with closed doors!) so we don’t have to find Fluffy or chase Charlie when he or she runs to the basement as soon as a stranger arrives. Don’t laugh, this happens all too often. Cats are masters at hiding well. If we can’t find your pet, we can’t complete the work we came to accomplish.

We are prepared for well and sick pet exams, geriatric consultations, health certificates for travel, vaccinations, and minor in-home treatments and supportive care. We offer multiple pet discounts. We are also available for and euthanasia when that difficult time comes.