Are Mobile Veterinary Services Right for Your Pet?

There are lots of reasons why visiting a veterinary clinic with your pet can be a stressful experience. As a result, many pets simply don’t receive the care they need. If this sounds like your pet, consider the following reasons why mobile veterinary care might be right for your pet.

5 Signs Mobile Veterinary Services Are Right for Your Pet


1. Your Pet Doesn't Like to Travel

If your pet gets carsick or does not like to ride in the car, mobile veterinary care eliminates the need.

2. Your Pet Has Anxiety

Pets often experience anxiety and stress when visiting the veterinary clinic. When we can examine them in their own homes, we get a better baseline of their health and your pet enjoys a calmer, more relaxed experience while getting the care they need.

3. Your Pet Is Difficult to Handle

If your pet is large, strong, difficult on a leash, or overly excited about other animals, then visiting the veterinary clinic can be stressful and tough for you. When we come to your home, there’s no need to control your pet in a public location.

4. You Have a Tough Time Getting to the Veterinary Office

Whether your schedule is busy, your transportation options are limited, or you have mobility issues that can make it difficult to travel with your pet for veterinary exams, then mobile veterinary care is the perfect solution. Since we come to you, you can save time by avoiding the commute to and from our veterinary clinic while also avoiding the inconvenience of having to transport your pet.

5. It's Safer for You and Your Pets

When you visit the veterinary clinic, you and your pet are exposed to other people and animals – just like visiting any other public place. As a result, there’s a greater risk of you both being exposed to and subsequently contracting a contagious disease.
With a housecall veterinary appointment, your only point of contact is our veterinarian and any technicians working with them, making it a much safer option, especially if you are immunocompromised or in a high-risk category for severe illness with COVID-19.

Mobile Veterinary Services in Tucson

Desert Paws Mobile Veterinary Care is a mobile veterinary clinic treating patients in and around Tucson, Arizona. Our mobile clinic and housecall veterinarians are fully equipped to provide comprehensive veterinary care to pets in the comfort of their own homes. We have everything we need to provide wellness and preventative care, in addition to diagnostic and treatments for sick pets.
To learn more about the complete services available to you and your pets with the convenience of our mobile veterinary clinic and housecall veterinarians, we welcome you to contact Desert Paws Mobile Veterinary Care today.

Tips for Helping Your Cat Live a Long, Happy Life


Tips for Helping Your Cat Live a Long, Happy Life

We love our pets, but it’s no secret that their lifespans aren’t as long as ours. Although our veterinarians can’t help you make your cat live forever, we can provide you with some tips and advice to keep your beloved kitty healthy and happy so that they can enjoy a full life with you.

7 Lucky Tips to Help Your Cat Live a Long, Happy Life

1. Safe Environment

Going outside is dangerous. Dangers like cars, wildlife, and diseases result in much shorter lifespans for outdoor cats. Keep your cats inside, and try harness and leash training to safely explore the outdoors together.

2. Spaying or Neutering

Spaying or neutering your cat protects them from several contagious diseases and several types of cancer. In addition to unwanted litters, it also prevents dangerous behaviors like wandering and territorial aggression.

3. Quality Nutrition

Talk with our veterinarian about a recommendation for high-quality cat food and nutritional supplements that will meet all of your cat’s unique needs based on age, size, activity level, and other health concerns.

4. Age-Appropriate Care

The nutrition, lifestyle, and veterinary care that’s most appropriate for our pets changes as they age. What’s best for a kitten won’t necessarily be right for an adult cat, and what’s best for an adult cat won’t necessarily be right for a senior cat.
Ask our veterinarian about diet, lifestyle, environment, and about how your pet’s veterinary care should change as he or she ages.

5. Enrichment and Exercise

Cats need lots of enrichment, activity, and exercise to stay happy and maintain a healthy weight.

6. Dental Care

Periodontal disease that occurs as a result of poor oral health causes systemic health problems that can significantly reduce a cat’s life expectancy.

7. Wellness and Preventative Veterinary Care

The most important thing you can give your cat to help them enjoy a long life is regular wellness and preventative veterinary care that includes vaccinations, physical exams, and more.

Wellness and Preventative Care With Desert Paws Mobile Veterinary Care

At Desert Paws Mobile Veterinary Care, we not only provide mobile, house-call veterinary services but also high-quality, comprehensive care for cats and dogs alike. From kittenhood through your cat’s golden years, our veterinarians are experienced and fully equipped to provide personalized, age-appropriate care designed to keep your pets happy and healthy.
To schedule an appointment or learn more about the convenience of choosing mobile veterinary care for your pets, we welcome you to contact us today.