Imagine how you would feel to see your pet acting calm, relaxed, perhaps even happy during visits to the vet.

Well, the Fear-Free Initiative and your CoastView staff are helping to make it a reality.

The entire team embraced and is enthusiastically practicing the calming and low-stress techniques taught in the official Fear-Free Professional Certification courses.

And the pets are responding in amazing ways.

But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself. Here are just a few of the ways pets are responding favorably to the Fear-Free Way.

Instead of dragging your pet to the scale for a weigh-in, we’ll try The Fear-Free Treat Trail to The Scale:

Instead of a stressful nail trim experience, we’ll use minimal restraint and high value treats as a distraction:

Instead of the usual way most vets have always given shots, we follow the Fear-Free protocol for preparation and administration:

  • Use low volume vaccines.
  • After the vaccine withdrawal, we change the needle to an extremely small-gauge needle we’ll use to administer the vaccine (most pets don’t even realize they were given a shot – see the videos below as proof).
  • Use little to no restraint.
  • Provide a menu of ‘high-value’ treats to use as delicious distractions from the vaccination session.
  • Allow pets to choose where they feel most comfortable; on the floor, on a yoga mat with good traction, on a soft and cuddly blanket, in a chair, or cradled in our arms rather than the usual cold, slippery, metal exam tables.

Setting-up your pet for success begins at home. Here is a link to the Fear-Free Happy Homes downloadable resources.

As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.