We’re Celebrating Pet Sitter Education Month

were-celebrating-pet-sitter-education-month-strip1

We're Celebrating Pet Sitter Education Month

Professional pet sitters are more than just a person who checks in on your pet while you’re away, they are professionals with loads of training, education, experience, and certifications. During Pet Sitter Education Awareness Month, Desert Paws Mobile Veterinary Clinic is working hard to ensure pet owners understand the difference between professional pet sitters and any other person you might ask to keep an eye on your pet while you’re away.

What Is Pet Sitter Education Month?

Created by the educational association for professional pet-sitters, Pet Sitters International (PSI), Pet Sitter Education Month is intended to highlight the continuous effort made by pet sitters to learn about proper pet care while also providing pet sitters with a variety of educational materials and events such as magazines, toolkits, webinars, and certification opportunities.
Pet Sitter Education month is designed to help separate professional pet sitters from the average kid next door whom you might ask to watch your pet.
were-celebrating-pet-sitter-education-month-strip3

Why Choose a Professional Pet Sitter?

The primary reason to choose a professional pet sitter to watch your pet is your pet’s safety and happiness. Professional pet sitters have the experience and education that’s necessary to keep your pet safe, administer medications, observe signs of illness or injury, and provide your pet with comfort and companionship while you’re away.
Additionally, hiring a professional pet sitter also means that your pet can remain in the comfort of their familiar environment while you’re away when the alternative option might be checking your pet into a boarding facility. Professional pet sitters come to your home, instead of requiring that your pet comes to them.

Mobile Veterinary Care and Tucson Pet Sitter References

At Desert Paws Mobile Veterinary Care, we understand how important it is for some pets to be able to spend the majority of their time in the comfort of their own homes. Whether this is due to illness, injury, or anxiety, our mobile veterinary clinic is designed to bring the veterinary care your pet needs right to your doorstep. Additionally, these pets can benefit greatly from pet sitting when you’re away from home. Hiring a pet sitter allows your pet to stay home – and not go to a boarding facility – when you’re traveling or away for other reasons.
To learn more about our mobile veterinary practice or to learn more about professional pet sitters, we welcome you to contact our office today.
were-celebrating-pet-sitter-education-month-strip5

 Is Telemedicine Right for Your Pet?

is-telemedicine-right-for-your-pet-strip1

Is Telemedicine Right for Your Pet?

Although the concept has been around and available to human and animal patients for a long time, the concept of telemedicine really took hold during the pandemic, when it wasn’t always possible or safe to physically visit the doctor’s office or veterinary clinic. While the dangers of the pandemic have subsided, the convenience of telemedicine is leading many patients to choose this remote care option for their pets.

What Is Telemedicine for Pets?

Telemedicine refers to the use of electronic communication (rather than in-person appointments) for conducting veterinary appointments for observing, diagnosing, or treating patients or providing medical advice to pet owners. Telemedicine can refer to appointments that occur with a video call, a regular phone call, through text messaging or electronic messaging software, or through email.
is-telemedicine-right-for-your-pet-strip2
is-telemedicine-right-for-your-pet-strip3

Is Telemedicine Right for Your Pet?

Telemedicine for pets can be a highly useful tool for both veterinarians and pet owners. For your pet’s safety, Desert Paws Mobile Veterinary Care only accepts patients for telemedicine appointments if the patient has already established a relationship with our veterinary practice – except in emergency medical situations when immediate advice and guidance are needed to stabilize a pet until our emergency veterinary clinic arrives.

When to Use Telemedicine for Pets

Telemedicine is a wonderfully convenient tool for a variety of veterinary situations including client education, medication refills, patient observation, post-operative follow-ups, appointment scheduling, and in some instances diagnosis and treatment.
Sometimes, however, it is necessary for a veterinarian to see your pet in person. These situations might include providing certain treatments to pets such as vaccines, performing health screenings, or running diagnostic tests that make it possible to determine the underlying cause of an ailment. An accurate diagnosis is essential to providing safe and effective treatments to pets.
Our veterinarians can help you determine whether a telemedicine appointment is the right choice for your pet.
is-telemedicine-right-for-your-pet-strip4
is-telemedicine-right-for-your-pet-strip5

Telemedicine and Mobile Veterinary Care for Pets in Tucson

In addition to our telemedicine services, Desert Paws Mobile Veterinary Care is first and foremost a mobile veterinary clinic that specializes in providing housecall veterinary appointments. If your pet requires in-person care with a veterinarian, you still don’t need to leave the comfort of your home because we’ll bring everything your pet needs right to your doorstep. To learn more or schedule an appointment, we welcome you to contact our mobile veterinary clinic in Tucson today.