When you take your pet to the vet, does he growl or snap? Take a look at this one-star rating for a one-star experience. It’s possible that I’m to blame. After that, I realized that I may have missed one of the more important pet-behavior blunders.
So, what do you do if the pet growls, bites, or threatens to bite the veterinarian? We see these pets all the time. You’ll only be greeted with smiles and love as long as everyone is safe. Find here the best ways to handle your pet’s aggression at vet’s.
Here’s what you can do:
Be as transparent as possible.
Even if you think it’s impossible, we’ll really appreciate it if you warn us that your pet could bite. Remember, no one is judging you.
Make use of muzzles.
The only issue with wearing a muzzle is how it makes a pet seem. Many pets are calmer with the muzzle on, and the people relax, so the exam goes smoothly. Keep your mouth shut.
Use sedatives or anti-anxiety drugs.
Several of our patients are given a trazodone dosage before going to the veterinarian. They are still aggressive, but we can deal with them better now, and they remember less.
Males who are not sexually active.
This seems to serve only as a deterrent for such male aggressions. The evidence on violence and de-sexing can be found here.
Avoid stressful situations.
I’ve written before about ways to keep your pet safe at the vet, but it all comes down to deciding whether to use sedation or patience.
Get out there and mingle.
This entails a plethora of positive early encounters, such as pet training. It is, however, possible to get a frightened adult pet to calm more with a series of “no therapy” visits.
When you go to the vet with a pet that is susceptible to provocation, tell the receptionist right away. Many of our clients like to sit in their cars, while others prefer to wait in a side room before the veterinarian arrives. You would be able to access and exit by a side door at your veterinarian’s office. Click here to get in touch with the best vet Dubai for your pet.