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FELINE OWNERS

  1. Use Feliway Spray in the carrier and the car
  2. Give Zylkene pill and/or Nutricalm Liquid before the visit (it is all natural)
  3. Call us to get Prescription for Gabapentin liquid before your visit if your cat gets really stressed out

CANINE OWNERS

  1. Use Adaptil Spray in car on the way here
  2. Give Zylkene pill before the visit (it is all natural)
  3. Call us to get Prescription for Acepromazine pill before your visit if your dog gets really stressed out

“The Cookie Place”

Make the trip to the vet fun for your new puppy. Do not feed your pet too much before the visit and walk him/her well before the car ride so they can eliminate and be well relaxed for the visit. Give your pet a cookie with each step of the trip- getting in and out of the car, in and out of the office, etc. Upon arrival to our office, walk your puppy again briefly outside. (Often owners arrive last minute and their pets don’t get a chance to eliminate themselves. This can make them more stressed in the office). We will also be giving your puppy plenty more cookies once they arrive into the office. We want your pet to remember us as the “cookie place” and not the “needle place”. This way each visit will be fun, smooth and stress free for your new puppy.

* Let your pet eliminate before the visit to reduce stress

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