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Unlocking Tranquil Pet Care with Fear Free Certified Care

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Every member of the team at Pet Care Veterinary Hospital is proud to be Fear Free Certified. Fear Free Certification in veterinary practice is a transformative commitment to the emotional well-being of our cherished companions. It represents a veterinary professional’s pledge to create an environment where pets feel safe, secure, and at ease during their healthcare journey.

Fear, stress, and anxiety can significantly impact an animal's overall health and perception of veterinary visits. Fear Free Certification equips veterinary professionals with specialized knowledge to understand and alleviate these issues, fostering trust and cooperation between pets and their caregivers.

Why is it important? Because it transforms veterinary visits into positive experiences, promoting better physical and mental health for pets. It's about ensuring that the love and care we provide extend beyond medical treatments, creating a supportive atmosphere that acknowledges and addresses the emotional needs of our furry friends. Fear Free Certification is a promise—a promise to make every visit a step towards a healthier, happier life for all of the animals in our care.

Fear Free Care that Provides a Foundation for Your Pet’s Overall Health

Fear Free veterinary practices encompass a range of techniques and approaches designed to minimize stress for pets. Fear Free Certification is earned by veterinary professionals who implement anxiety-reducing practices into their care:

  • Stress-Reducing Environments: Fear Free practices prioritize creating calm and soothing environments in waiting areas and examination rooms. This includes using pheromone diffusers, low-stress handling techniques, and comfortable bedding.
  • Positive Reinforcement: Veterinarians may use treats like spray cheese or peanut butter and gentle praise to reward and encourage appropriate behavior during examinations or procedures, reinforcing a positive association with the veterinary visit.
  • Gentle Handling Techniques: Fear Free veterinarians employ low-stress handling techniques that involve minimal restraint and a focus on making the pet feel secure. This can include allowing pets to explore the examination room at their own pace and not separating pets from their owners during the visit.
  • Pre-Visit Medication: In some cases, veterinarians may prescribe pre-visit medications to help reduce anxiety in pets. These medications can be administered at home before the veterinary appointment.
  • Comfortable Handling Equipment: Fear Free veterinarians use equipment designed for comfort, such as non-slip mats on examination tables and non-restrictive handling tools, to ensure pets feel secure and at ease.
  • Client Education: Fear Free practices often include educating pet owners on how to reduce stress at home and prepare their pets for veterinary visits. This may involve tips on crate training, appropriate handling, and creating positive associations with carriers.
Fear Free Certified

At Pet Care Veterinary Hospital, we’re proud to say that our entire staff holds the Fear Free Certification. By implementing these Fear Free practices, we’re able to create a more positive and stress-free experience for pets, ultimately contributing to better overall health and well-being.

Give us a call today to schedule an appointment at our Fear Free Certified clinic to give your pet all of the benefits but none of the anxiety that comes with exceptional veterinary care.