Handling frightened pets: Less is better

August 9, 2016
Gary Landsberg DVM, DACVB, DECAWBM (companion animals)
Gary Landsberg DVM, DACVB, DECAWBM (companion animals)

Dr. Gary Landsberg received his DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1976 and is a board-certified behaviorist of both the American and European colleges. He offers behavior consultation services at the North Toronto Veterinary Behaviour Specialty Clinic in Thornhill, is a consultant for VIN, Vice President of Veterinary Affairs for CanCog Technologies and a member of the Fear Free initiative executive committee. He is co-author of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat. Dr. Landsberg received the companion animal behavior award from AAHA in 2000 and the meritorious service award from the Western Veterinary Conference in 2014.

Resist the urge to squeeze the squirming patient

Manhandling a scared patient will cause its anxiety to increase and will potentially put you in danger. CVC educator Dr. Gary Landsberg says just don't do it. Watch this video for alternatives to this risky practice.