A lot of people would assume that pups don’t like visits to the vet, but the truth can be quite to the contrary. Quite a lot of fur balls do enjoy vet trips because of all the treats and attention they receive!
But what if your pup doesn’t fall into that category? If your fur ball becomes overly anxious, frightened, or aggressive during a veterinarian visit – even when the vet offers him a treat – you may need to find ways to make your pup more agreeable to these visits. Here’s how you can do that.
The number one way to improve a pup’s reaction to turning up at the vet’s is by using food. You can never underestimate the power of a well-timed treat! You can even give your fur ball a smaller meal than usual before making the trip so that he reacts better to any treats you give as rewards. Maybe your pup is nervous the moment you start driving? In that case, bring your fur ball to the vet where you just give him treats in the car park or waiting room. Works like a charm!
Maybe it isn’t a lack of motivation that prevents your fur ball from being okay with vet time. Maybe he’s frightened of other pups or animals, or maybe he can’t stand all the noise. If so, when booking an appointment, ask when the quieter times on the schedule are. Before walking in, you can even call the front desk to check if it’s all silent and the coast is clear.
There’s also the possibility of your fur ball being naturally more anxious. If so, talk to a vet about medications or tools that can be used to calm those frazzled nerves. Other than that, you’re good to go! Do like and share away!
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