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Taking in a street cat as a pet

There are many stray animals out there who are looking for a home but they often need a check up to make sure they have no health issues before they come into the house. Many issues that stray cats have, such as fleas or ringworm, can be easily treated with over the counter treatments. It can take them a little while to get used to being part of a family, particularly if they have had some bad experiences with humans before, but before long you'll have a new and furry friend who can't wait to see you. This blog has tips for new pet owners looking to adopt a stray cat.

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How to Choose the Best Vet Clinic to Call During a Pet Medical Emergency

Are you a pet owner? Are you prepared for pet medical emergencies? Like other members of your household, your pets will need immediate medical attention when they fall sick. This is why you need to find the right vet clinic for your pet as part of your pet medical emergency preparedness. If there are many vet clinics near you, picking the right one for your companion animal can be a difficult task. Below is a guide you can use to simplify the task. 

Specialty

Different pets have different medical needs. This is why you need to consider a vet's specialty when looking for the right facility for your pet. Are the vets at the facility experts in animal behavior, dentistry, dermatology, cardiology, anaesthesia or other medical issues?

Look for a vet that provides the services your pet may need in the future. If you have a bird pet, for example, you will need to find an avian vet for your feathery friend. 

Physical Location

The exact physical location of prospective vets also matters. The distance between your home and the various vet clinics you're considering seeking out will determine how long it will take to arrive at each facility.

In pet medical emergency situations, time is of the essence, so it is best to choose a facility nearest to you.

Work Hours

Pet medical emergencies can happen at any hour of the day or night. When they occur, you should be able to take your companion animal to a vet office immediately. The amount of time it takes before your pet can get medical attention will make all the difference with regards to the effectiveness of treatment administered at the facility.

With that said, it is imperative to consider prospective vets' working hours. Do they offer after-hours services to their clients? The best vet clinics operate 24/7 so they can attend to your animal no matter the time of the day that a medical emergency arises.

Charges

"How much will I be charged for pet medical emergencies?" This is a question that will definitely come to mind when you're looking for a vet clinic. The cost of attending to pets varies from clinic to clinic, so you should request and compare quotes from the various clinics you're considering seeking out at some point.

Don't opt for a particular vet simply because they are offering the lowest quote. Instead, find out what's included in each quote. The cheapest bidder may turn out to be more expensive than other bidders if they haven't included key costs in the quote sent out to you.

Choose the vet that includes key costs in their quotes and offers other services as extras yet still remain affordable.

The best vet for you should meet the above criteria and other things that matter to you as a pet owner. They will give you peace of mind knowing that you have the right person to turn to in case of a pet medical emergency.