Anxiety-Free Pet Care

Anxiety-Free Pet Care

For many cats and dogs, visiting the veterinary clinic is a highly stressful event. They’re removed from their familiar environment and taken to a place with strange animals and people where they’re poked, prodded, and examined – and they have no way to understand why it’s happening or that they’re actually perfectly safe.
As a result, many pets don’t get the veterinary care they need because visiting the veterinary clinic is too scary for pets and too stressful for their owners.
At South Meadow Animal Clinic, we specialize in worry-free veterinary care that uses calming techniques and a low-anxiety environment to make veterinary appointments easier on everyone.

How We Take the Fear Out Visiting Our Veterinary Clinic

We use a variety of tools and techniques to calm pets, create a relaxing environment in our clinic, and perform anxiety-free examinations.

Private Waiting

Waiting rooms are for people. Being around strange animals and humans can stress out your pet. So, we do our best to keep cats and dogs separate while also having you and your pet wait in a private exam room for our veterinarian.

Calm Noses

We reduce strange smells as much as possible by eliminating strong perfumes from our clinic. We also diffuse calming pheromones that’ll help relax both cats and dogs.

Easier Exams

We create calmer exams by using gentle handling techniques, examining pets on slip-free surfaces, allowing pets to stay inside their carriers or in your lap if necessary, and being open to adjusting our examination to accommodate your pet’s needs.

Positive Associations

Both cats and dogs are food motivated. So, we offer plenty of high-reward treats throughout appointments to create positive associations with our staff, our clinic, and our examination techniques. Additionally, we offer lots of love!

Prescription Medication

For pets with extreme anxiety and fear, we can prescribe a mild sedative to administer to your pet at a specified time before their appointment. This will ensure they’re calm leaving your house, riding in the car, and experience no stress during their veterinary appointment.

Client Education

Additionally, we provide pet parents with information about pet training techniques to ease visiting the veterinary clinic. We’ll help you teach your pet to get used to their carrier or riding in the car, for example.

Low Stress + Low Anxiety Environment = A No Worries Vet Visit!

To learn more about how we achieve no worry vet visits or to schedule an appointment for your cat or dog at South Meadow Animal Clinic, we welcome you to contact our office today.