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Can my pets have their medication, food, and water the day of the appointment?

Yes!  Please continue to do all that you can to keep your pet happy and comfortable the day of your appointment.  If they are still eating it is ideal to have them a little hungry at the time of the appointment so we can distract them with yummy treats, so maybe don’t give them their full meal.  If your pet is anxious, very painful, or has a history of being fearful at the vet’s office, you may want to ask your veterinarian for oral sedatives to give before the appointment, like trazodone and gabapentin, to help decrease their fear and stress.  If you are using medications like these, please administer them at least 90 minutes before your appointment to give them time to take effect.