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Pawsome Retreat06/09/2023
Prepping Your Pup for Vet Visits.

Hey, canine companions! We all love our furry friends, but a visit to the vet can sometimes bring anxiety for both pet and parent. It doesn't have to be that way! Here's how you can teach your dog to be calm and cooperative during medical procedures.

Start by making the carrier or car rides a positive experience. Regular short trips can help acclimate your dog to the journey.

Next, make the waiting area fun! Bring their favorite toy or treat to keep them occupied and reduce anxiety.

Training sessions at home are crucial. Familiarize them with being touched around sensitive areas like the mouth, paws, and tail. Transform this into a delightful experience by incorporating rewards and appreciation.

You can also desensitize your pup to the smell of antiseptics. Dab a bit on your hands during playtime and reward their calmness with a treat or a loving stroke. This can help them associate the smell with good times!

Lastly, remain calm yourself. Dogs are highly sensitive to our energy, so if we're feeling anxious, they tend to reflect that. Keep in mind that patience is essential in such situations. Gradually, vet visits will transform from a source of stress to just another walk in the park!
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