Do vet visits send your pet into a tizzy? Are you tired of battling with your animal family member just to ensure he or she stays healthy?
If you answered yes to these questions, you’re not alone. In fact, according to a recent study, 37% of dog owners and 58% of cat owners say their pets absolutely hate going to the vet. At Santaluz Animal Care, it’s our mission to make visits to the vet a positive, fear-free experience for everyone.
We begin by reducing and/or eliminating many of the factors that can make an animal feel uneasy. This includes everything from making our facility smell more pleasant to limiting the time pets have to wait in the reception area. Our team also practices gentle handling techniques, which help to calm nervous animals so we can eventually win their trust.
We’ll work with you to help reduce the fear often associated with vet visits that may be triggered at home. For instance, we can provide guidance on things like getting your cat used to the carrier and making car rides a positive experience.
Lastly, we always encourage bringing your companion in just to say ‘hello’. This allows us the opportunity to create positive, happy interactions that can replace past negative experiences.
At Santaluz Animal Care, our goal is to make visits to the vet something that your pet not only tolerates, but actually looks forward to. If you’ve had negative experiences in the past or have a pet that struggles with vet visit anxiety, get in touch. We can customize a strategy to help you and your pet overcome those feelings of fear once and for all.