Pets, like people, are individuals and each have their own personality. Some personalities clash and individual personality traits become apparent during different situations and when they are under duress.
Being a hospital, not all pets are in our waiting room for the same reasons. Some are here for routine vaccinations and are excited or relaxed, maybe one just had a treatment and feels a bit nervous and defensive.
Our waiting room can also become very busy, filled with pets and people and many distractions. Pets may not react to our hospital environment as anticipated. Even with the best training, environment, situation and precautions, fights and confrontations can occur.
We are not discouraging socializing, but please be conscious and courteous of others, ask before approaching and respect each other’s boundaries.
We have requirements for our patients in the waiting room as we want everyone’s visit to be a safe, pleasant and memorable one. Please keep all dogs on a short leash and cats contained in a carrier for their safety. If you do not have a leash or carrier with you, please ask at the front desk and we will be happy to accommodate and help you.
We thank you and appreciate your cooperation!