Welcome to Fear Free Happy Homes
helping pets live happy, healthy, full lives
Do you want your dogs and cats to live happy, healthy, full lives? Do you wish you knew how to make that happen for them? We all love our pets and want what’s best for them throughout their lives. But we aren’t always equipped with the right tools, information, education or resources to truly fulfill on that goal. Take, for example, visits to your veterinary hospital. Why is it that for many of us and our pets, veterinary visits evoke feelings of fear, anxiety and stress? What if a veterinary visit could be something you and your pet look forward to?
This is where the Fear Free mission comes in, to alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in pets and educate and inspire the people that care for them. Fear Free focuses on both the physical and emotional well-being of your pets, and aims to take the pet out of petrified.
We are committed to providing you with invaluable resources and education in order for you to provide your pet with a Fear Free home – a home full of Fear Free experiences and plenty of enrichment to help your pets live happy, healthy, full lives.
Please visit the Fear Free Facebook page and website to learn more about this initiative:
Companion Animal Hospital is pleased and proud to now have three veterinary nurses that are Fear Free Certified in addition to our four Fear Free Veterinarians. Congratulations to Autumn, Jacie and one of our Licensed Veterinary Technicians Amy!
So what does this mean for you and your pet? We are using the Fear Free approach and handling to make your pets visit at Companion Animal Hospital as relaxed, comfortable, and low stress as possible by:
- Using canine and feline pheromone diffusers
- Calming music in exam and treatment areas
- Calm, slower movements and lowered voices
- Treats, treats, treats - lots of treats!
- Warm towels and blankets
- Calming medications if needed to reduce anxiety
- An exam room dedicated to cats
- Calming colors - in decor and our scrubs and lab coats (white is actually a scary color to cats)
- Cleaners / disinfectants that have less odor and are less irritating to animals sense of smell
Ask us how you can help make your pets visit stress free even before they begin!