Having a pet that is well-trained and obedient can help tremendously if your pet ever needs to come to the emergency room. Not only will obedience training help keep your pet calm, but it will also help the veterinarian get the best possible exam in the safest way possible. Below, let's look at what to expect at the ER and what tricks can help facilitate an easy and thorough exam.
What to Expect at the ER
Brining your pet to the ER, it can be a scary and chaotic time. Veterinarians will work urgently to help your cat or dog with whatever life threatening emergency has brought them to the emergency room. First, the veterinarians will work to collect vitals of your pet. It is important to gather a baseline for heart rate and temperature. From there, a diagnostic period will begin which will include talking to you, the owner, to gather as much information as possible. An MRI or X-Ray may be necessary depending on the type of injury. If your pet has arrived with an illness, blood may be drawn and tested. Once the condition of your pet is determined, the veterinarians will work to heal your pet. The veterinarian will give you instructions for medication or rehabilitative physical therapy following the release of your cat or dog.
What Obedience Skills can Help
Regular dog training can help facilitate an easier exam if your pet has to come to the emergency room. Not only will the exam move more smoothly, but the safety for all involved will be drastically increased. Some simple obedience commands can be very helpful. Teaching your dog to sit and stay can help keep your pet calm. Giving paw will make your pet comfortable having his or her paws and legs handled. Further, commands such as, "side", where your dog will lay sideways to be examined can help give a veterinarian an easy pathway to do a physical exam.
Contact Greenfield Veterinary Clinic in Greenfield, WI!
Obedience training can help take control of an otherwise unusual and potentially scary situation. At Greenfield Veterinary Clinic, we are here to help with your pet needs. Not only can we help keep your pet healthy and happy, but we can help recommend obedience schools and trainers in the area. Our office is conveniently located at 5981 S 27th St., Greenfield, WI 53221. Please call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert veterinary team members. We can be reached at (414) 282-5230.