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As a Fear Free Certified Professional team, we want to make your pet's veterinary experience as enjoyable and as stress free as possible. As such, it's important for us to understand what your pet might find upsetting. The information will help us to adjust our care to better serve and comfort your pet. Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability so we can take into consideration both your & your pet's preferences.
How would you describe your pet's reaction to going to the veterinary hospital?
Eager and ExcitedSubduedReluctantSomewhere In between
Check any situations listed below that your pet has shown avoidance or dislike of in the past. You can add additional comments at the end.
Getting in their carrier or the carEntering the veterinary hospitalOther pets and/or people passing by while in reception/check-inWaiting with other people and animals in the waiting areaBeing approached by veterinary staffGetting on the scale for a weightHearing the doorbell, overhead intercom, or phones ringingSounds coming from the back areas of the practiceGoing into the exam roomBeing put up on the table for examinationHaving direct eye contact with the technician and/or veterinarianLoud voices during examinationHaving a rectal temperature takenThe use of instruments such as the stethoscope or otoscope (to look in the ears)Being taken out of the exam room for procedures
How and where does your pet travel in the car? [carrier, seatbelt, loose, etc.]
How does your pet behave in the car?
Does your pet show any signs of nausea with car travel, such as drooling or vomiting?
How would you describe your pet around other animals or people?
Does your pet have any sensitive areas that he/she does not like to have touched or examined by you or others?
Are there any procedures your pet has not liked having performed at the veterinary hospital in the past or that seemed difficult for you or the staff to do?
[nail trims, weight, temperature, ear exam, blood drawl] If so, how did your pet react?
What are your pet's favorite treats? [Please bring the some to your next visit to our hospital]
Does your pet like to play with toys? If so, what kinds?
Has your pet ever been prescribed any medications to help with a visit to the veterinary hospital? If so, please list below.
Anything else you would like us to know?
Dogs – Spectrum Of Fear
Cats – Spectrum Of Fear
How To Make The Trip To The Vet Hospital Fear Free
How To Manage A Fear Free Return Home
How To Prepare Your Pet For A Vet Visit
Fear Free Questionnaire