Questions Your Vet Wishes You'd Ask Them

Questions Your Vet Wishes You'd Ask Them

by Petfolk Care Team

Taking your pet to the veterinarian for an annual checkup is an important part of your job as a responsible pet parent. Have you ever left your vet and realized that you should have asked more questions while you were there? We know you take great care of your pet on a day-to-day basis, but your vet has the experience and years of education needed to diagnose and treat health issues. However, it's easy to forget to ask questions while you have one-on-one time with your vet. We want to make sure you are walking out of your vet appointment feeling confident that you have a complete understanding of your pet’s overall health and wellness.

The next time you are at the vet, take this checklist of questions with you so you can be proactive in your pet's care, as well as be on the lookout for any symptoms before they get serious. Armed with these questions, you can feel confident that you and your vet are doing all that you can to ensure that your pet leads a healthy and happy life.

Daily Pet Care Questions

What is the best food to feed my pet?

What is a healthy weight for my pet? 

What toys and treats are safe for my pet?

How do I care for my senior pet? 

What kind of exercise is best for my pet? How much do they need?

Do I need to brush my pet’s teeth? 

Does my pet need a professional dental cleaning?

How do I help my anxious pet? 

Is this {Insert behavior here} healthy for my pet?

Should I have my pet groomed? How often?

Proactive Pet Care Questions

When should I spay or neuter my pet?

Is my pet up-to-date on vaccinations? 

Does my pet need flea/tick protection and which product should I use?

What household items are dangerous to my pet?

What are some diseases to be aware of that are specific to my pet’s breed?

What are the major infectious diseases in my area to pets and how do I prevent them? 

What blood tests should be done to help detect disease and at what age?

Should I have my pet DNA tested? 

What supplements are recommended for my pet throughout their lifetime? 

Emergency Pet Care Questions

What should I do in the case of an emergency with my pet? 

Do I need pet insurance? 

Have questions but aren’t sure if you need an in-person visit?. Petfolk virtual care allows you to connect with a Petfolk care team member from the comfort of your home or while on the go. Call us to find out how you can access virtual care at (888) 509-0960. There is no question or concern too big or small.

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