Mobile Vet Available Throughout the Kalamazoo Winter



Getting pets to go to the vet is already hard enough in the summer. Now that the winter’s here and it’s cold, icy, and snow-ridden, making it to the veterinarian with your pet has just become even tougher. However, it doesn’t have to be this way for pet owners through Kalamazoo and the southwestern Michigan area. Dr. Mac, mobile veterinarian, is here to provide healthcare for critters that don’t like the cold and especially don’t like those stressful trips to the clinic. In this month’s blog post, we’ll be discussing why a mobile veterinarian is the premier choice for pet owners during the winter and the health issues to watch out for in your pet as it continues to cool.

Stay Warm in Winter with a Mobile Vet

Mobile vets excel at one simple thing that standard clinics don’t: they make life easier for you and your pet. While this may not initially seem like compelling enough reason to work with a mobile veterinarian, it’s critical not to underestimate the importance of at-home care, particularly during the winter.

As the roads worsen due to snow and ice, bringing your pet in to a stationary clinic may no longer be your best option. If your pet is experiencing signs of nausea or vomiting, for instance, then difficult, bumpy right of a Kalamazoo winter road could trigger their symptoms. Moreover, if your pet struggles with anxiety when visiting the veterinarian, the prolonged drive and unfriendly driving conditions that winter brings could exacerbate their symptoms and make it more difficult to diagnose or treat them, possibly incurring additional veterinary costs.

Winter Health Concerns for Pets

While few diseases are unique to winter, the cold weather and preponderance of snow certainly elevates the likelihood of your pet contracting illnesses they normally wouldn’t. In addition to the previously mentioned factors, another consideration for your pet’s susceptibility to disease in the winter is the amount of time they spend with other animals.

Because of the inclement weather, dogs, cats, and other animals will likely need to spend more time inside time inside during the winter. This unusually high amount of close quarters contact with other animals means that the likelihood of spreading disease increases exponentially. This is particularly true in kennels and other animal boarding facilities, where a large number of pets will occupy the same space for a long period of time. If you have a pet that spends an unusually high amount of time with other animals during the winter, keep an eye out for symptoms of the following diseases:

  • Kennel Cough
  • The Common Cold
  • The Flu
  • Pneumonia

Do you have a pet in or around Kalamazoo that needs medical treatment—either preventative or curative? If so, Dr. Mac, mobile veterinarian, is here throughout all seasons to give your pets the medical care they need. Contact us at Creature Comfort today for more information.

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