June 24, 2017

7 Tips on How to Ease the Stress of Vet Visits

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Simply mention the “V” word, and you will most likely have frantic cats along with cowering canines. But a trip to the vet doesn’t have to be disturbing. Here are a few suggestions for making the experience much more pleasant for everyone:

1. Be relaxed as well as upbeat. Animals pick up on our body language. In the event that you are extremely distressed and nervous, your animal may end up being so too.

2. Help your pet to loosen up. Calming agents, like Feliway Comfort Spray, may help reduce your cat’s stress and anxiety. It will help comfort your cat in new or stressful environments like a trip to the vet, and can also be used when moving to a new home, while traveling or boarding, and when introducing a new cat to your home. Comfort Zone Feliway’s ingredients mimic feline pheromones that calm stressed cats and works quickly and effectively.

Cat Health | Cat Care | Cat Behavior | Vet Vist3. Leave your own cat’s carrier out all the time. Put a towel inside in addition to sprinkling it with catnip. The cat will associate the carrier with a pleasant, private place to nap as opposed to a ride in the car. If your pet doesn’t hear you getting the carrier from a closet, he will not have the chance to wedge himself underneath a bed.

4. Get your pets accustomed to riding in the car. Even a fast spin around the block will help your dog or cat associate riding in the car with a pleasant experience. Open the windows a bit and tune the stereo to a classical music station. Classical music is comforting to animals. Whenever you get home, reward your “traveler” with a few treats. Never leave your animal alone inside a locked car, even for a few moments.

5. Make sure your animal can tolerate being handled. Touch their feet and toes, open your pet’s mouth area, look in their ears, and get them accustomed to being touched on almost all parts of their entire body.

6. Socialize your animals. Make an effort to get your dog or cat familiar with hearing, seeing as well as being touched by different people. Even leaving a television or radio station on for indoor cats will help them get accustomed to the sounds of different human voices.

7. Lavish your pet with praise. During the vet visit as well as afterwards, reward your animal with praise for being calm and also cooperative. Several treats on the ride home may help make your pet think the entire experience had been well worth it.

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