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|Thu, 02-13-2014 - 3:27pm|
Has anybody given their pet Rescue Remedy drops? The house-call vet came today to see Coco and suggested putting some of it in her water for stress relief. The vet thinks that Coco licks and chews the fur off of her legs as a calming behavior for stress, although at this point it might have become more a habit. While Coco's indoor cat life doesn't seem very stressful to me lol, the vet said that even moving furniture a little can stress a cat.
Re: the house-call vet, all I can is Wow! She came highly recommended by friends who have multiple pets, its more convenient for them to get all pets seen in one visit at home. For me it was really nice to have the cat in her usual environment for the vet visit. We put a towel on the dining room table, and when the exam was done just set the cat on the floor. She walked away and the vet was able to observe her gait---which would never happen at the pet clinic. She spent a long time discussing various things with me, and picked up on something that the other vets had not: there are some painful areas on her spine (possibly hit by a car?), which would explain her gait and difficulty jumping higher than a couple of feet. The price of the exam was more than at the clinic but we got a much longer visit, and the cat not being freaked out by the strange environment, smells, and the presence of dogs was really worth the extra money. I also like her philosophy in general so I feel like its a good fit between vet and owner. So it was a good experience overall and I would recommend looking into using a house-call vet if there is one available in your area.