Dr. Merry examines your pet in your home wherever they are most comfortable, alleviating the stress of being hoisted onto a table. This often means sitting down on the floor with larger dogs or joining them on a couch, holding cats on a lap, or allowing your pet to stay in their favorite bed. This relaxed and comfortable approach is especially good for geriatric patients with decreased mobility and nervous pets that are too tense for a thorough exam in a clinic.
If you have a pet that likes to hide when houseguests arrive, sequestering them in the bathroom shortly before our arrival will be less stressful than chasing them for their examination. For fearful pets, we may conduct a behavior consult and schedule the physical exam with the benefit of anti-anxiety medication.