Help Your Pet Stress Less

幫助毛孩克服「獸醫恐懼症」

相信看獸醫是不少毛孩的一大噩夢!主人可以怎樣幫助毛孩紓緩甚至預防焦慮問題?來自澳洲的專業獸醫及動物行為學家Dr. Kersti Seksel分享了她的心得:

 

  1. 幫助毛孩做好心理準備

主人應從毛孩的幼年時期開始,就訓練牠們習慣獸醫的動作,例如餵藥及檢查腳掌、耳朵和鼻子。這樣有助使毛孩感到安心,明白看獸醫亦都可以是輕鬆愉快的經歷!

  1. 確保毛孩有充足睡眠

以狗狗為例,毛孩每天大約需要16小時的睡眠時間。主人若能確保毛孩有充足及恆常的作息,有助減少焦慮情緒。

  1. 多給毛孩吃零食

要令睇獸醫的過程不再可怕,主人可以由踏入診所開始,就不時給毛孩零食,而非離開時才以食物作獎勵。

Dr. Kersti Seksel近日了由香港獸醫學會舉辦的講座,此活動並由Pets Central及Antinol提供贊助。我們亦很榮幸邀請到Dr.Seksel到旺角診所主持工作坊,與Pets Central團隊分享寶貴經驗。

 

Help Your Pet Stress Less

Seeing the vet can be terrifying for pets. Dr. Kersti Seksel, a veterinarian surgeon and animal behavior expert from Australia, recently shared ways to relieve their anxiety, or even prevent it:

 

  1. Help your pet be mentally prepared

Familiarize your pet from an early age with how they’ll be handled when they’re at the vet, such as giving a pill and touching their toes, ears and nose. This helps reassure them that the whole experience of coming to the vet can be fun.

  1. Make sure your pet gets enough sleep

Dogs, for example, need as many as 16 hours of sleep every day. Ensuring pets are well rested can help reduce anxiety.

  1. Lots of treats

Make the experience positive throughout by rewarding your pet with treats starting when it enters the clinic, not just when they leave.

 

Dr Seksel spoke at an event organized by the Hong Kong Veterinary Association, sponsored by Pets Central and Antinol. We were honored to have Dr.Seksel host a staff training workshop at Pets Central Mong Kok hospital, sharing her valuable experience with the team.

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