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.