Have any of you heard about Fear Free? Perhaps you read something briefly about it in an e-mail that we sent out. Maybe you were in recently for an exam with your pet and it was mentioned by one of our veterinarians or veterinary technicians. If you haven’t heard about it, we are bursting at the seams to tell you about it!
Fear Free was developed by Dr. Marty Becker. He has been working with a team of leading board certified veterinary experts for about the last six years creating what the veterinary community is now calling, “The Fear Free Movement.”
“Take the pet out of petrified”
– Dr. Marty Becker
A recent publishing by The Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study stated that:
- 26% of dog owners said just thinking about a visit to the vet is stressful
- 38% of cat owners said just thinking about a visit to the vet is stressful
- 37% of dog owners said their beloved dogs hate going to vet
- And a whopping 58% of cat owners said their cats hate going to the vet
Would you agree with those statistics? Where do you fall?
These numbers bring one question to mind, what can we do at Hardaway Veterinary Hospital to change that? For starters, making our hospital a more pet centered practice! Are you familiar with our slogan?
“From our family to yours, we will treat you like you’re part of the family”
If you and your pet don’t feel comfortable, then that means less well check visits for your furry companion. That can leave a doorway open for disease to sneak its way in undetected. We want to help keep your pet healthy and live a long life to the fullest at your side! Our slogan says it all! We care deeply about your pets as if they were our own.
The next coming blogs will be a series focused all on Fear Free!
We are very excited to be a part of this movement. We can’t wait to share more about it with you!
Crystal Sharp CVT