Does your pet suddenly become nervous as you get to the vet’s office? While some pets may love the vet, others do not. With a few tricks, however, you can calm their nerves and make the veterinarian a stress-free visit for you and your animal.
As long as your pet is only in for a routine visit and is mostly healthy, don’t forget the power of treats! You can even feed them a smaller breakfast so they are hungry for the treats you bring. Our vets will be prepared with treats of our own, but if you have a favorite, bring it along.
Let out their energy
If your dog goes wild at the vet, take them for a few laps around the parking lot before you come inside. If your pet gets too excited at the event because they’ve come to expect treats, try a visit where they only get treats in the car and in the waiting room, not in the office.
Keep them calm
If your dog has a fear of other dogs, cats or noise, consider making your appointment at a quiet time. When you book in, ask when the quieter times are and schedule in an appointment when the waiting room won’t be overloaded and you can walk right in.