Do visits to the vet send your pet into a tizzy? Are you tired of having to battle with your furry family member just to ensure he or she stays healthy?
If you answered yes to these questions, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, according to a recent study conducted by Bayer, 37% of dog owners and 58% of cat owners say their pets absolutely hate going to the vet. At Cedar Veterinary Clinic, it’s our mission to make trips to the vet a positive, fear-free experience for everyone.
We begin by reducing and/or eliminating many of the factors that can make an animal feel uneasy. This includes steps such as making our facility smell more pleasant and limiting the time pets have to wait in the reception area. Our team also practices gentle handling techniques, which help to calm nervous animals so we can eventually earn their trust.
We’ll also work with you to help reduce the feelings of fear often associated with vet visits that may be triggered at home. For example, we can provide recommendations on things like getting your cat used to the carrier and making car rides a more positive experience.
We always encourage bringing your companion in from time to time just to say ‘hello’. This allows us the opportunity to create positive, happy interactions that can replace past negative experiences.
At Cedar Veterinary Clinic, our goal is to make visits to the vet something that your pet not only tolerates, but actually looks forward to. If you’ve had bad experiences in the past or have a pet who struggles with vet visit anxiety, get in touch. We can customize a strategy to help you and your pet overcome those feelings of fear once and for all.