My dog Syra used to love to go the vet because she got treats and was fawned on by the entire staff. A few pokes and prods was nothing to Syra amidst all of the loving and attention. My cats, on the other hand, have never looked forward to a vet visit. Each animal’s nature is different. Whether your companion is relaxed or tense about vet visits, consider conveying what they can expect during the appointment prior to going.
Offer a description: “First they will weigh you, then the vet will check your heart, ears and teeth and then we will come home together.” Visualize the experience and calmly send that image to your animal. Remember that animals sense our emotions and energy so be sure you are feeling calm when you transmit a message to your furry friend. Give some thought to your choice of words and hold the image in your mind as you relay the message.
Clear and loving communication lays the foundation for a successful experience.