Fear Free Veterinary Care: The New Era Of Veterinary Medicine

vet with  stethoscope and  cat muzzleFor the vast majority of pets, going to the veterinarian’s office is an unpleasant experience that generates intense feelings of anxiety, stress, and fear. Even the most placid of pets is likely experiencing some negative reaction while in the office due to the sights, sounds, smells, and the memories of previous unpleasant experiences.

The stress an animal feels while at the veterinary clinic also extends to his or her caretaker. In fact, many pets miss out on basic health care due to the fact that taking them to see the vet is just too stressful for both them and their owners. Continue…