No veterinarian seeks to stress out animals. Veterinarians and technicians (veterinary nurses) are only doing what they’ve always done, what they been taught to do. But many pets do feel fear, anxiety and stress. The Fear Free initiative suggests it doesn’t need to be this way.
n 2017 you’ll hear more about what you can do as a companion animal caretaker to help pets feel more comfortable before even going to the clinic – so the cat gets into the car, and the car ride is tolerable. Dogs don’t need to hit the brakes in the parking lot, and cats screaming as you walk into the clinic waiting room. Many many tips to begin appearing soon.