Keep calm and Fear Free onTips for senior pets

March 19, 2018
Mikkel Becker, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, CDBC, CTC
Mikkel Becker, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, CDBC, CTC

Mikkel Becker is the lead animal trainer for Fear Free Pets. She is a certified behavior consultant and trainer who specializes in reward-based training thats partnered closely with the pets veterinary team. Mikkel is the co-author of six books, including From Fearful to Fear Free, and was the featured trainer on Vetstreet.com.

It's not too late to help senior pets that suffer from fear, anxiety and stress. These tips can be implemented in the clinic and at home to help patients keep their cool.

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It's true that prevention is key to keeping animals comfortable and relaxed with veterinary care. But many pets have already missed out on the prevention, and they suffer from fear, anxiety and stress issues associated with veterinary visits. Even for these pets it's not too late to help alleviate fear, anxiety and stress and make drastic improvements to protect their emotional experience during care. This series covers tips for both veterinary teams and clients to implement to keep pets happy and stress-free.

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