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Pet Handling & Preparation for Vet Visits

A partnership with Noble Canine on a workshop to share on tips on Fear-Free handling of pets for a vet visit. Workshop conducted by Noble Fraser, founder of Noble Canine, and a canine behaviour specialist whom have more than 20 years’ experience in the field. He shared on tips and pointers to take note on handling of canine for a vet visit, and also preparation tips that are helpful to pet owners prior to the visit. Check out the video for more information.

Why Fear-free?

What do we mean when we say that a veterinary visit is Fear Free? A veterinary team member who is Fear Free Certified® wants your pet to be happy when he comes through the doors of the clinic.

Fear Free doesn't mean that your pet will never experience anything uncomfortable at the veterinarian as they may be injured or ill. Our team are capable of reducing fear, anxiety, and stress from the examinations and procedures. Here are some ways to help your pet stay comfortable and relaxed upon arrival till departure.

Fear Free handling for stress free pets

Fear and force-free is the concept in any handling of animals, whether it be for veterinary medicine, training or grooming, to reduce the stress levels of the animals as far as possible. This means that the animals tend to have a greater ability to act more like themselves and makes diagnosis, treatment or training far more successful.

What is Fear-Free?

We are proud to have Fear Free Certified® Professionals on our team. Our practice is dedicated to caring for your pet's emotional and physical wellbeing. We'd like you to know how we meet that goal.

Fear, Anxiety and Stress (FAS) are common emotional responses experienced by pets when they enter a vet clinic. You may notice your dog panting, licking his lips, trembling, yawning, crouching in a corner; or your cat tucking his paws under his body, with widened eyes and dilated pupils, and ears folded back. These are signs of moderate stress.

Fear-Free Preparing for the visit to the vet

A Fear Free veterinary visit starts before the arrival in the clinic. For dogs with car anxiety and for cats with crate/ carrier anxiety, it is a good idea to acclimatise them to these transport means for the vet visits or other visits in general.

To prepare for a successful fear-free visit to a vet clinic, these are some tips you can use

Pet dental care

Dental health is a very important part of your pet's overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet's teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet's mouth healthy.

Preventative care for pets

Vaccines are health products that trigger protective immune responses in pets and prepare them to fight future infections from disease-causing agents. Vaccines can lessen the severity of future diseases and certain vaccines can prevent infection altogether. Today, a variety of vaccines are available for use by veterinarians.

First Aid for pets

Emergency treatment and first aid for pets should never be used as a substitute for veterinary care. But it may save your pet's life before you can get your pet to a veterinarian.

Poisoning is a pet emergency that causes a great deal of confusion for pet owners. In general, any products that are harmful for people are also harmful for pets. Examples include cleaning products, rodent poisons and antifreeze. But you also need to be aware of common food items that may be harmful to your pet.

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