What Is Fear Free Veterinary Care?
Fear Free is a philosophy that provides tools and techniques that can be implemented to help ease the stress of your pet during veterinary visits.
We utilize many different strategies to reduce fear, anxiety, and stress for our pets, some of which are subtle … like the use of a pet appeasing pheromone sprays, wearing calming colors, and by performing exams on soft pheromone treated beds. Other tactics are more blatant and obvious such as outright bribery with delicious treats, and cat nip.
Our team is trained to try and help your pet by utilizing these techniques to help minimize or eliminate fear, anxiety and stress that is often experienced by pet companions. All of our Fear Free Certified team members have completed at least nine (9) hours of fear free classes through and were required to pass testing throughout the training.
Preparing Your Pet For The Fear Free Visit
How you can prepare your pet to ensure the best Fear Free Experience:
1. Limit Food
Try not to feed your pet before we arrive. A hungry pet is more easily distracted with yummy treats during an exam or procedure. If your pet has a sensitive stomach or food allergy please let us know and try to have an appropriate treat available for them during the exam.
2. Collect Samples
Please collect any samples feces or urine needed before our visit, as it can be uncomfortable if our team mates need to collect them from your pet. If you have a nervous kitty, isolate them in a small room where they can be easily accessible. Kitties can become agitated quickly if they feel they are being chased or dragged out from under the bed.
3. Stay Close
It is often helpful for you to be present in your pets field of vision, so you can softly reassure your pet during the examination.
If your pet needs a little more help, our doctors can prescribe anti-anxiety or other calming medications to help make your pets exam more enjoyable.
Our Fear Free Mobile Vet Team serves the Clermont, Minneola, and surrounding Lake County areas of Central Florida. To find a certified Fear Free provider near you, visit FearFreePets.com to search their professional directory.