Tricking Your Dog Into Enjoying The Vet.
Dogs are always uncomfortable when they are taken to a vet, and this is also disturbing to their owners. The dogs are very uncomfortable with such trips and do try to avoid them. Being well informed can help the dog owner make his pet feel more comfortable when making such trips. By reading this post, you will gain knowledge on how best to get your dog like trips to the vet.
Taking a dog to the vet can be fun by associating it with something good. Dogs are simple animals, and therefore they enjoy things that make them feel good. When given things that they don’t like they feel bad. Just like humans, they can remember, bad experiences thus making repeat visits hard. This challenge could be overcome by taking the dog to nice places before and after the visit to the vet. This will ensure they associate the visit with a pleasant feeling and therefore have an easy time next time. Apart from struggling to take the pet to the vets, dog owners find it challenging when administering treatments to the dogs after going back home. One option that can solve the problem if the dog is taking pills is having dog pill pockets. If the medication is in liquid form, however, one may have to hide it their favorite foods to make them take it. You get disturbed when your dog is not properly taking its medication. One should be able to help them take medications be applying some efforts.
Making the dog during visits is another tip that can help. Most dogs feel uncomfortable during the time one visits the vets place. The reason for this is that in the vets place has a lot of people who the dogs are not familiar with. It is easy for them to forget that you are there for their protection in that sort of environment. To reduce their anxiety, you need to keep in constant physical contact throughout the duration. The contact is usually reassuring to them. Talking to them is also good.
Dogs have good sense of smell. Certain scents will therefore help them feel comfortable than others. Having something that the dog is used to such as its toy can help it feel relaxed. One can also carry their favorite foods. Providing food the dog is used to is a way of making them feel comfortable. Hower, you should be careful when giving food since it gets the dog excited and thus making it difficult to control.