Find The Closest Vet Near You

Petmate directs you to available veterinarians in your area. Some things to consider when selecting a vet…

  • During your appointment, look around and consider whether the space is clean and well-organized.
  • Inquire about the number of vets on staff. In many practices, vets may share responsibility for patients and cover for each other during vacations or other absences.
  • Do you have good rapport with the vet? Effective communication is essential to any health care relationship.
  • Some pets will be nervous no matter which vet you go to, but pay attention to the vet’s efforts to put your pet at ease. Basically, you’re looking for good bedside manner for your pet.
  • Ask questions! Don’t be shy, most vets appreciate it when their clients take an interest in their pet’s care.
  • Find out operating and emergency hours as well as contact numbers
  • Make sure to find out upfront about all costs and payment methods.

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Find The Right Pet For Your Family

  • Choose the type of pet you want. What type of pet are you looking for? You will find that every
  • Find the right match. Consider your lifestyle in comparison to the needs of the pet. Some dogs demand their twice daily runs, while others prefer to snooze on the couch. How much time will this pet remain alone at home? How will your pet be cared for when you travel?
  • Take your new pet for veterinary exam. Once you have your special animal companion, be sure to have your veterinarian perform a thorough physical examination and discuss care, nutrition, housing and any other special needs your new pet may have.
  • Look for signs of good health. Perform a very basic health check on the premises. Monitor for any coughing or sneezing, discharge from the eyes or nose, diarrhoea or vomiting, limping, poor coat, inactivity, lack of appetite or any other obvious abnormality. If you have any questions regarding the pet’s health, request for an opportunity to have your veterinarian examine the animal before you commit.

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Find Your Pet A New Home

  • When placing your pet in a loving new home, make your pet more attractive to potential adopters. Have your pet vaccinated and checked by a veterinarian. Making sure your pet is spayed or neutered may also make them more likely to be chosen by a new owner.
  • Be transparent with potential adopters. Be prepared to share details about your pet's personality and how they get along with other pets and people. Share your pet’s favourite things and not-so-favourite things. And share any medical or behaviour issues your pet is experiencing so that potential new owners will have the information they need to determine if your pet would be a good fit for their family.
  • Start early. You should start looking for a home for your pet as soon as you realise you can no longer care for them.

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