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Using Food as a Fear Buster

CE Event Information

  • Description:
    It is estimated that between 30 and 50% of pet owners find a trip to the veterinarian's office stressful - largely because they believe that their dog or cat does not like going to the vet. Pets that fear the veterinarian's office can often react as if in a state of crisis. They may become very difficult to handle and may react in an aggressive manner. This can create a great deal of stress for all involved, and can present a danger to whomever is needing to approach or provide care to that pet. Furthermore, a pet with fear aggression at the veterinarian's office - because of the difficulty in working or handling the patient - may ultimately receive less complete medical care than it needs.

    In this Pet Health Pearl veterinary behavior expert Dr. E'Lise Christensen offers some practical advice on how to use food as a means of dealing with these pets.

    Running time: 4 mins

    Member Fee: 99¢; Free registration for Premium VetVine Membership subscribers http://vetvine.com/article/181/evidence-based-update-subscriptions
    * Only Premium Membership subscribers are eligible to earn CE Credit.
  • Sponsor: VetVine
  • Presenter(s): E'Lise Christensen, DVM, DACVB
  • Fee (Basic Membership): $0.99


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