“You get more flies with honey”: A success story using Fear Free
Radosta had a cat patient that needed blood drawn. Although other veterinary clinics tried and failed to accomplish this task, Radosta and her team succeeded by incorporating Fear Free methods during his visit. This included the pet parent staying in the room and petting the cat, wrapping him in a towel, and drawing blood from the larger, more easily accessible cephalic vein in the front leg rather than the medial saphenous vein, which requires body manipulation to reach.
“Why were we able to do that? It was purely in the way we managed the cat, because I didn’t give him any medication. That’s one of thousands of stories of how we were able to get something done that couldn’t get done somewhere else just because of our approach. You get more flies with honey than vinegar. That is truthful. You will. And that happens in veterinary medicine, too,” Radosta said.