Sick Pet Visits
Sick Pet Visits in Richmond
At Capital Home Veterinary Care, we strive to bring the best care to the companion animals who care for you. With at-home sick pet visits, our veterinarians provide medical care, diagnosis and treatment to pets from our comprehensive mobile clinic in the comfort of your own home.
How to Tell When Your Pet Needs to See a Veterinarian
Unfortunately, our pets cannot tell us when they feel sick or when something is wrong. In addition, many pets’ survival instincts often prompt them to mask their discomfort. The responsibility of recognizing when our pets are not feeling well is left to us. Early signs of a pet’s illness might present themselves in slight behavioral changes, such as a loss of appetite or decreased energy.
In addition to appetite loss and lethargy, common signs of illness in pets also include:
- Noticeable weight changes (gained or lost)
- Changes in water drinking
- Dizziness or trouble balancing
- Skin irritations, rashes or coat problems
- Ear, eye and nose problems
- Oral discomfort
Any unexplained changes in your pet’s behavior, appetite or appearance could signify a health problem. If you notice any changes in your pet, contact Capital Home Veterinary Care to schedule an at-home sick pet visit as soon as possible.
At-Home Sick Pet Services in Richmond
Our veterinarians come fully equipped with a mobile clinic to home visits for sick pets. We can offer a number of laboratory, ultrasound and diagnostic tests from our on-site mobile lab to assist with quick diagnosis and treatment of sick pets. If needed, we provide a full menu of thorough, accurate and comprehensive diagnostic tests through our referral laboratory. In addition to on-site diagnostics, our veterinarians are able to provide prompt treatment and care with prescription medications available in our mobile pharmacy.
When Does a Pet Require Emergency Care?
Emergency medical situations for pets include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of consciousness
- Serious trauma or injury
- Uncontrollable bleeding
If your pet exhibits any of these symptoms, contact our emergency care number, (804) 432-2534, to order immediate treatment for your pet. We will send help right away and provide instructions for how to care for your pet while you wait.
Schedule a Sick Pet Visit with Capital Home Veterinary Care
If your pet shows signs of illness, contact Capital Home Veterinary Care to schedule a sick pet visit right away.