Guidelines for Scheduling a House Call
Keeping your pet healthy is a top priority, even in a pandemic. That's why Fleur Pet Hospital provides routine procedures in the comfort of your home. We are proud to serve pet owners in Des Moines, IA, with quality preventative care, prompt medication refills, and compassionate care that keeps their animals safe and healthy. If you cannot leave your home but need quality care from a veterinarian, consider scheduling a house call with us.
Am I a Good Candidate for a House Call?
House calls are an excellent option for cat and dog owners who need basic care from a veterinarian in a low-risk environment. In-home care is also a good alternative for pets who have problems walking and struggle with bright lights and noises in an animal hospital. To schedule a house call with Fleur Pet Hospital, we kindly ask that meet these requirements:
- You are a cat or dog owner that lives within 10 miles of Fleur Pet Hospital
- Your pet is not experiencing an emergency, such as breathing difficulties, frequent vomiting, seizures, etc.
- You and all members of your household have not been in recent contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and are not experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, and body aches.
It is important to note that there is a fee for coming to your home. For more information about this fee, kindly call our team at 515-285-1297.
In-Home Services Our Veterinarian Provides
These following services qualify for a house call:
- Blood draw and urine samples
- Routine wellness visit (complete physical)
- Administration of vaccines
- Preventative care of fleas, ticks, and heartworms
Services like radiography, dentistry, and surgery are performed at our animal hospital.
If you have a dog, our veterinarian will conduct the scheduled service on an enclosed porch or backyard. If it is not possible to do the service outside, or if you have a cat, we will go inside your home.
What to Expect During a House Call
You may be wondering how a house call differs from visiting an animal hospital. In-home visits are exactly like vet visits at the hospital, but less stressful for senior, handicapped, anxious, or ill pets. Our veterinarian will supply their own equipment and discuss how the procedure is performed, as well as any aftercare.
Veterinary Care You Can Trust
We at Fleur Pet Hospital are dedicated to keeping your pet healthy in these tough times. If you can't take advantage of our curbside pick-up/drop-off system for pet care, pet food, and medication refills, our experienced team of vets makes house calls. We are strictly following national guidelines and parameters for Des Moines, IA, on COVID-19 to ensure the safety of you and your pet. To schedule an at-home visit, request an appointment online or call us at 515-285-1297. We believe that pets are like family, so we treat your pet like our own.