Have you ever wished your doctor did house calls? House calls used to be quite common for people, but they have fallen by the wayside. However, they are becoming more and more popular for pets. There are actually great benefits to having your furry friend’s doctor visit them. A Butler County vet lists some key ones below.

Big Dogs

Our canine companions come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, from tiny feisty Chihuahuas to gentle giants like the Saint Bernard. If Fido falls into the latter category, you may have a hard time getting him from one place to another, especially if he isn’t feeling well. A house call may be easier for both of you.

Multiple Pets

Do you have more than one pet? When bringing your furry friends to their doctor, you may have to choose between making individual appointments or transporting all of them at once. House calls may be a great option for you!

Transportation Issues

Another situation where house calls can be very beneficial is for people with transportation issues. If you can’t drive your pet to the vet, have the vet come to you! 

Stay-Home Parents

If you’re staying home or working from home in order to raise your little one, it’s probably safe to say that you have your hands full. Corralling young children and the family pet can get a bit hectic, to say the least. You may very well find house calls much easier and less disruptive of your schedule.

Elderly Pets

As your furry friend gets older, they may become stiff and sore, which can make being transported difficult for them. Fido may have trouble getting in and out of the car, while Fluffy may find being put into a carrier quite uncomfortable. With house calls, your pet can stay comfy and cozy at home, with only a minor disruption of their daily napping schedule. And, when it’s time to say goodbye, house calls offer a dignified, comfortable option way to do so.


Although house calls are great, they aren’t necessarily right for every pet or appointment. That said, it never hurts to find out more. Ask your vet if house calls are a good option for you.

Please reach out to us, your Butler County vet clinic, for all of your pet’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!