Client handout: You can give your pet eye medicine (and live to tell about it)

October 25, 2017
Sarah J. Wooten, DVM
Sarah J. Wooten, DVM

Dr. Sarah Wooten graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. A member of the American Society of Veterinary Journalists, Dr. Wooten divides her professional time between small animal practice in Greeley, Colorado, public speaking on associate issues, leadership, and client communication, and writing. She enjoys camping with her family, skiing, SCUBA, and participating in triathlons.

For veterinary clients who are daunted or frustrated by the task of delivering eye drops or ointments, this handout is a sight for sore eyes.

Administering eye drops or ointments can make your veterinary clients feel like they're up to theireyeballs in an overwhelming task. Help clients build their confidence with tips for calming squirmy, anxious dogs and cats.

In addition to making the experience more pleasant, the advice in this handout can be a compliance boost as clients will be less begrudging about administering the medicine, and the drops and ointment will be more likely to get where they're supposed to go (instead of on the fur, the floor, the walls and the client).

Click here or on the image to download a printable copy.