Fear Free certified veterinary team members will initially avoid eye contact with your pet and focus on you, instead. This helps your pet feel less stressed because he’s now the center of attention and gives him time to check out the environment and become accustomed to the team member’s presence.
In addition to treats, our veterinary team members utilize a variety of distraction techniques such as toys to help your pet be comfortable.
We use smaller needles for vaccinations to make them as painless as possible.
Our veterinary team members will note your pet’s emotional response to the visit and what treats and techniques worked best to reduce any fear, anxiety, and stress that may have been expressed. This will help to make future visits even better.
If needed, we will prescribe anti-anxiety or other calming medications or supplements to help make future car rides and visits more enjoyable and less frightening for your pet.