FAQQuestions Answered: everything you need to know
Q: What are the advantages of using a house call veterinarian?
A: Using a house call vet saves you time and stress and greatly reduces stress on your pet. Because we come to your home, your pet will be much more relaxed than if he or she had to be taken into a vet clinic. So you don’t have to worry about transporting your pet, waiting in a noisy waiting room, and you get more face-to-face time with the vet. House calls are a great solution for people who have multiple pets or for those who are not able to get their pet into a vet clinic.
Q: How do house calls work?
A: You may contact us via phone or by signing up on our website. We will set a time for a free 10 minute phone consultation to discuss what your pet(s) needs and what we can do for you. We will then schedule an appointment and you will complete a new client form online. We also ask that you have any past medical records emailed to us so that we can review your pet’s medical history in order to make the best decisions for their continued care.
At the appointment time, the veterinarian and a veterinary technician will come to your house. They will introduce themselves to your pet and chat with you while letting your pet become accustomed to them. They will discuss your pet’s medical history, lifestyle and the best options for their care.
The doctor will then do a complete physical exam on your pet and will discuss findings and diagnosis with you after they are finished. We are able to perform many of the commonly used tests such as heartworm test, feline leukemia test or blood and urine panels. Samples are collected and sent to the laboratory and we typically have results in 24-48 hours.If needed, medications will administered or prescribed. Preventative medications such as heartworm medication, flea and tick control, or prescription diets may be purchased through our online pharmacy and will be delivered to your door.
An invoice of services provided will be emailed to you within 24 hours following the appointment. If you do not see an email from Whole Pet Wellness Veterinary Services, be sure to check your spam folders.
*Payment is due at the time services are rendered. We accept cash (exact change), check or credit card.
Q: How long are the appointments?
A: Appointment times vary depending on the number of pets being seen and whether they are well pet or sick pet appointments. Generally, well pet appointments last 30-45 minutes. Sick pet appointments are 45 minutes to an hour, giving plenty of time to discuss medical history, perform a thorough exam, diagnostics and making a plan for treatment.
Q: Are you more expensive than a traditional veterinarian?
A: Our prices for exams and diagnostic tests are comparable or often less than a regular veterinarian’s office. We do charge a house call fee that varies by distance from our clerical office. Only one house call fee is charged per visit, even if you have multiple pets. Our clients love the convenience and quality face-to-face time they and their pets get with the veterinarian. We make sure you get all your questions answered. Taking all of this into account, we provide more value for about the same cost as a traditional vet.
Q: What type of services do you offer?
A: Wellness checkups, sick pet exams, vaccines, vaccine titers, heartworm and fecal parasite testing, blood panels, and urine tests are the most common services we provide but there are many other things we offer. We refer to local veterinary hospitals for x-rays, ultrasounds and surgeries. For in-home euthanasia, we refer to Caring Pathways.
Q: Do you see emergencies?
A: We do provide urgent care appointments for non-life threatening conditions. If your pet is having trouble breathing, collapsed or has sustained a traumatic injury you should call your nearest emergency veterinary hospital.
Q: What is CBD?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol, a class of compounds found in the hemp plant. It has been shown to have many significant health benefits without the negative side-effects associated with most traditional prescription medications. CBD does not have psychoactive properties like THC, which is found in the marijuana plant.
Q: What is CBD used for?
CBD preparations have been used to control seizures in dogs, as well as reducing anxiety, relieving pain and supporting appetite in dogs and cats. We have used it with great results in our patients. It can be used as a natural alternative to traditional medications, or in combination with medications, depending on the pet and the condition.
Q: Will CBD get my pet high?
No, CBD does not contain significant amounts of THC, the compound responsible for marijuana’s psychoactive effects.
Q: How do I administer CBD to my pet?
Our Extracted Love products come in treat form for dogs and in a plain or flavored tincture for use in dogs and cats. Pets love the taste of both products so they are very easy to administer. These products are produced from Colorado grown hemp.
Q: Is CBD safe?
We have not seen any adverse effects of CBD in dogs or cats. If a pet receives a very high dose, they may be sleepy for a few hours. Colorado State University is currently conducting several studies on the effectiveness and safety of CBD in pets.
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