2 ways to comfort hospitalized pets

August 24, 2018

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!”

-Meghan Bingham, CVPM

Practice manager at West Alabama Animal Clinic

Houston, Texas

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.”

-Amy Zellweger

Practice administrator at Wixom and Waterford Family Family Pet Practice

Wixom and Waterford, Michigan