How To Ease Your Dog'S Fear Of The Vet

Dogs often fear going to the dog's veterinary office. The most common reason is that it feels traumatic to them. There are steps you can take to assuage some of the anxiety your pet feels when it senses a vet visit is imminent. If your dog is sick or injured, it's already feeling bad. A dog's fear of the doctor can be fairly easy to prevent or conquer if you're willing to put in the necessary time and effort. Even if the fear isn't completely eradicated, it is possible to ease a lot of your dog's anxiety. Eventually, you may even be able to get your dog to love the vet. Some dogs are so fearful of the vets that medication is the only option. Your vet may be able or able to prescribe an anti-anxiety drug. For milder cases, anxiety-relieving nutritional supplements, pheromone preparations and other products may be helpful. (max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/urbancow-5c4cf70d46e0fb0001c0d9ed. jpg) If your pet's fear is so strong that it results in aggression, you might want to consider using a muzzle during trips to the doctor. Get your dog used to the muzzle slowly at home by wearing the muzzle regularly and being lavished with praise.

dog wearing muzzle at vet

If you suspect your pet is sick, call your vet immediately. If the dog can't get past its fear, it may be time to get help from a dog trainer or behaviorist. Talk to your vet for help with this situation. . . .

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