In-Home Sick Visit for Pets
When your pet isn’t feeling well or you have concerns about your pet’s health and well-being, we can provide immediate help. It’s only natural to worry when you have a sick dog or sick cat, but rest assured that our veterinary doctors will be here for you and your pet when you book an in-home sick pet exam. When you want your pet seen quickly, we offer same-day and next-day in-home visits for sick pets when available.
Same-day or next-day availability in most locations
Reasons Why You Might Schedule a Sick Visit
Any time you are worried about your pet's health or behavior, never hesitate to reach out to your local BetterVet team. You can book a sick visit appointment on our convenient website or mobile app. As a pet parent, you know your pet better than anyone and can sense when something’s not right. Your vet will be able to assess your pet’s condition and recommend further testing if necessary. Below is a list of common reasons to book a sick visit for your pet:
- Changes in your pet’s appetite or thirst
- Changes to the appearance of your pet’s eyes
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Lethargy (low energy)
- Sudden weight gain or weight loss
- Excessive whining, pacing, or shaking
- Other behavioral changes or health concerns
What Happens During a Sick Visit?
Each in-home sick visit includes a nose-to-tail examination of your pet. Unlike in a veterinary clinic, you’ll be able to stay with your pet through the entire process and can help keep them calm and relaxed. Your BetterVet team will come prepared with all the equipment necessary to give your pet a thorough exam, including blood pressure monitors, intraocular pressure tools, digital stethoscopes, and mobile ultrasound machines.
If lab testing is required for your pet, your doctor will follow up with a phone call or email to talk through the results. If your pet requires medication, your doctor will provide a prescription during your visit. Additionally, you can schedule a video call to follow up with your vet if you have any additional questions or concerns.
Should You Book a Sick Visit or Video Consultation?
Our video consultations provide expert telemedicine for a variety of non-urgent issues. Virtual visits are a great option when you have concerns about your pet, but are unsure whether they should be seen. Our veterinary care team is available during regular business hours, so please reach out to us if you are unsure which type of appointment to book. Any time your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, do not hesitate to bring them to the nearest Veterinary Emergency clinic.