Preparing for your pet’s appointment
All pets should be fasted (no food) for four to six hours prior their initial appointment or if specifically instructed prior to an appointment. Although this may seem like a lot of fasting for pets that come every week for long periods of time, there is a good reason for this. A pet that needs a diagnostic test if there is a new abnormality will need to be fasted to have the test performed that day. If the test can’t be perform then, you will need to return at a later date. Fasting also minimizes the risk of vomiting before or after chemotherapy.
You should also prepare for the appointment by keeping track of any problems or changes you may have encountered between visits so that we can address them. Please also remember to inform us if you need refills of your pet’s medication as some of these cannot be called in to a human pharmacy.