How to Get Your Pet to Not Be Afraid Of the Doctor?

What’s the biggest pet peeve of your pet? In most cases it is the fact that they really hate with surprising spirit to go to the doctor. They simply get aggressive or disturbed and howl and kick and bite and hide and will do pretty much anything to get away from this absolutely petrifying prospect. But did you know that there are ways to get around this common problem. Read on to find out some much needed answers to your pet’s pet peeve.

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Pay Your Pet Doctor the Odd Friendly Visit

Even though many of us do not think of this, the fear that pets have of doctors is rather psychological. Imagine not being able to talk, having a stranger put needles on them? That’s what they are running away from amid the sights of other pets getting shots and medications. So instead of taking them to the doctor’s only when a shot or medicine is needed, pay an odd friendly visit to the vet and just hang out there for a few minutes. The pet automatically learns to associate this as a familiar place and not one where he or she gets medicine and they will not put up a fight anymore.

Don’t ‘Petnap’ Them

Would you like to get carried away or dragged off to the doctor’s? No right? So it is the exact same scenario with your pet. They simply do not want to be forced. Look up as many online resources as you need from reputable professionals like see that they will always recommend that you let your pet get comfortable going there. All you need to do is lead. This is why the above mentioned factor is important. Do not drag them away, get them familiarized with the place and let them walk there willingly with you in tow.

Do Some Mock Examinations At Home

No not the written exam kind, just the doctor kind. Basically one big reason why pets are so terrified of that human in the white coat is because they do not get handled that way at home. Nobody goes poking in their ears and checking their gums. So the solution is to routinely take about three or five minutes and very gently and playfully give them the same kind of handling they would get at the vet’s. If they behave well and start to respond positively, give them pats and praise and treats. If they don’t, still give the encouragement and treats and they will adapt fast.

Get A Doctor Who Can Do House Visits

Sometimes, even with all of these methods, pets can still react negatively to their vets. When that happens it could just be that sense of being in a foreign environment that they are not used to which makes them feel vulnerable. Instead, get a vet who can do house calls so that your pet is still in their safe place. They will react more positively to this. Try these methods and see if any of them work. In most cases at least one of them will have a positive effect on the disposition of your pet.

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