Calming music and pheromones top the list for great ancillary items for hospitalized pets, according to these two finalists in the 2018 dvm360/VHMA Practice Manager of the Year contest.
Q. Are there any products you really love for hospitalized pets?
It's all about the music
“That's an easy one because I just used it today: Pet Acoustics' Pet Tunes.
“We just had a 116-lb Rhodesian ridgeback receiving heartworm treatment at our clinic. He was so anxious that he was ramming into the cage with his head, trying to get out. I attached this music box to the outside of his cage, and the next time I walked by he was calm enough to finally lie down. It's a great tool for us!”
Practice manager at West Alabama Animal Clinic
It's all about the pheromones
“We use a lot of Ceva's Adaptil and Feliway. I think it would be wonderful if Ceva would come out with a 'disc' that diffuses pheromones! If you could have the disc along with the heartbeat in the comfort of a snuggly toy, I think that would put it above and beyond.”
Practice administrator at Wixom and Waterford Family Family Pet Practice
Wixom and Waterford, Michigan