A visit to the vet ensures vets get their annual vaccinations and routine checkups. Such visits don’t have to be stressful for the pet or owner. If the pet is used to going to the vet, they will be more at ease. However, if they visit pet hospitals for the first time or if they are going for grooming, as seen in this video, it can be chaotic. An experienced vet can keep your pet comfortable and calm with the following tips.
Use of Calming Scents
Dogs reason through their noses. As a result, using scents can help them relax. Natural scents such as lavender are said to help pets relax. Spraying some at the pet hospitals you visit can help make the pet comfortable.
Pet hospitals stock special treats to encourage animals before examining and treating them. These treats work well if the pet is hungry. Avoid feeding the pet before visiting the vet.
Should the pet become nervous while visiting pet hospitals, vet officers avoid petting them. Doing so increases their nervousness because they’ll assume they are getting a reward for their behavior.
Pets can’t talk to the vet about their symptoms. Have a list of the symptoms you have noticed and give it to the vet while visiting.
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