4 Pet Peeves of Veterinarians (And How You Can Avoid Them!)Adam Greene
We love our pets, and part of being a good parent means taking your fur-babies to the vet on a regular basis. Sadly, our four-legged family members don’t always appreciate their doctor visits!
As it turns out, the vets aren’t always excited to see you either. As any professional who deals with parents on a daily basis can tell you, sometimes the parents just don’t understand what they are doing, and how difficult they make it on the people who are there to help. So, in an effort to make life easier for you, your pets, and most importantly your vet, we’re here to offer some behaviors you should try to avoid while in the examination room.
1. You weren’t ready for a pet!
Bringing in a new family member isn’t easy. Sure, in theory it’s not hard. Feed them, water them, pet them, and walk them. Easy, right? Wrong. Every pet has different needs; emotionally, physically, and mentally. People forget to do things like research the food to give them, or find what type of space they need to be happy. Exercise is tough to get up and do sometimes, but every pet needs it, some more than others. And most importantly, learn how to read your pet! Know how they like to be petted, what treats they love, and how they are feeling.
When you aren’t ready to bring an animal into your life, you’ll spend more taking it to the vet, or cleaning up after an unhappy and stressed pet.