Home Vet Visits: The Top 5 Health & Emotional Benefits for Pets

Calling on a mobile vet to visit your pet in your own home is undeniably convenient.

But did you know there are also health and emotional benefits for your pet, and you?

Reduces Trauma

Taking an unwell pet to the vet can be traumatic.

If pets don’t like being in the car or around other animals, it can be a reason not to bring them to a veterinary practice at all. Postponing veterinary care could impact their health.

Even pets who are normally not stressed with going to the vet can find it stressful to leave home, get in the car or see the vet when they are feeling poorly and in pain. Sometimes, especially with larger dog breeds, it can be painful for them to get into the car.

Last but not least home visits also eliminate the need to drag the not so furry kids out!

Better Diagnosis

It can be difficult to make an accurate medical diagnosis when a pet is stressed or over-excited.

The physical examination itself becomes challenging if the pet won’t relax or becomes aggressive due to stress, and these reactions will also affect their vital signs; being more relaxed at home can reduce stress and improve the accuracy of diagnosis, especially when it involves pain assessment consults.

Home Assessment

It’s easier to review diet, check if outdoor spaces are adequate and observe the pet’s behaviour in their home environment.

Personalised Service

Mobile vets tend to be able to offer a more personal service away from the busy clinic schedule.

The vet can take their time getting to know the client and their pet without the stress of a 15-minute time slot and a waiting room full of other patients.

Reduces End-of-life Distress

There’s nothing more traumatic than transporting a pet that is about to depart this world.

In-home euthanasia gives pets dignity and reduces distress, as well as giving the whole family absolute privacy and personal service.

With Dignipets we offer a sedative for all the pets so they can have a pain free and peaceful passing. Being in their own environment makes the sedative more effective and easier to give.

Why Dignipets?

At Dignipets we respect every pet as a unique living being and aim to care for them on their terms in their own home.

We see every animal owner as the best caregiver for their animal providing they have a planned support structure by our Veterinary Team that they can trust and depend on.

With the mission of providing preventive, hospice and end of life care at home for any pet in the West Midlands.


Merel Taal DVM MRCVS

Merel Taal DVM MRCV CHPV Founder and Marketing Director of Dignipets Merel founded Dignipets in 2015 to offer an alternative approach for pets and owners at a very difficult time. She is recently certified in palliative and hospice care and loves sharing all her newfound knowledge and experience with pet owners and colleagues.