Windham Stress-Free Pet Visits
Has your pet ever had a stressful experience at the vet? Do you find yourself dreading the time of year when your pet’s due for an exam? This is the case for many pet owners, but it doesn’t have to be if you bring your pet to Canobie Lake Veterinary Hospital. That’s because we’re a stress-free animal hospital, and we’ve been practicing stress-free animal handling techniques ever since we first opened our doors in 2005. What exactly does this mean? It means our staff is specially trained to take extra steps to ensure that your companion has a comfortable, safe experience at our hospital. Some of the techniques we use include:
- Handling with minimal restraint
- Handling one pet at a time in our treatment area
- Avoiding any quick or sudden movements
- Explaining what we are going to do before we do it
- Taking the time to speak to every pet to assure them that they’ll be safe*
*A study featured in the Washington Post in August 2016 determined that dogs actually understand what their owners say beyond just standard commands. This is based on a groundbreaking study performed by scientists in Hungary that involved scanning the brain activity of dogs when certain words were spoken. Cats (and other domestic animals) are also likely to understand words and tones, according to Dr. Tamás Faragó, who was involved in the study. So although it may seem a little unusual, we find that when we speak directly to our patients, they are much more calm and comfortable.
Bottom line? We want your pet to have a peaceful, stress-free experience at every visit to our animal hospital, and we’re committed to doing everything we can to make that happen. Please give us a call at 603-898-8982 if you’d like to schedule a Windham stress-free pet visit or if you have any questions.