You may have seen our previous blog post about vet options in Arlington, but have you ever wondered whether mobile vets were a good fit for your pup? Mobile vets, where the vet comes to your home to deliver care, can be a good option for older dogs or those that get very anxious going to the vet, and may feel more comfortable in their own environment. Curious about exploring this option and want to know more about what vets service the Arlington area? We outline a few options below:
- At Home Veterinary is based in Natick and includes Arlington as part of their extended service area. Note that there may be more limited availability and the house call fee per visit is $130. They offer annual exams, vaccinations, sick/injured pet care, bloodwork, diagnostics, medication administration, and hospice care. Emergency care is based on availability. Procedures involving anesthesia, surgery or dental care are not offered. Annual wellness exams cost $85 and vaccinations are $44 each. There are two vets on staff, and they are available M-Sat, with specific hours varying based on day and location. Typically, later weekday appointments are open on Thurs. Phone: 508-653-4300
- Autumn Care & Crossings is based in Medford and serves the greater Boston area. There is one vet on staff, and she specializes in hospice care for older pets. While it can be tough to think about, most pups face challenges as they age and this type of specialized care may help both pups and their humans cope with chronic or terminal illnesses. Specific specialties include geriatric care and pain management, hospice and palliative care, and end of life care. Appointments are scheduled on a case-by-case basis. To read more about living with older pets and caring for your own well-being when living with an aging pet too, take a look at the Autumn Care & Crossing blog. Phone: 781-874-9477
- Sleepy Dog Vet is a new vet office that recently opened in Arlington. While they aren’t a mobile option, they do focus on alternative medicine and quality of life care using a holistic approach. Services include acupuncture, cold laser for pain and inflammation, palliative care, herbal medicine, nutrition, and end of life care/grief counseling. The practice helps elderly pets and those with chronic disease in particular, but preventative treatment and diet plans are also available to maintain a pup’s optimal health. One vet is on staff - read more about her on Sleepy Dog’s blog. Phone: 781-643-2162
As your dog reaches their senior years, it’s very important to be sure you have a good relationship with your veterinarian. Your pet may start to behave differently as they age and their needs may change. Here at Blue Sky Dogs, we work with a number of older pups and are sure to tailor all of our walks to meet their needs. Check out our various services here!