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Fear Free Pet Care

Embracing the Fear Free Philosophy in Pet Care

Grand Avenue Veterinary Center strongly promotes the principals of the Fear Free approach to the care of our patients. Our entire staff has gone through training and education to make this a part of our daily practice. We would like to partner with you to create the best possible experience for your pet at our clinic. 

The Fear Free Philosophy entails:

  • Creating a calm environment
  • Low stress handling techniques
  • The use of pheromones to promote relaxation in the exam rooms
  • The use of pre-visit medications to reduce fear, anxiety and stress as needed
  • The use of distraction such as high-value food and physical touch
  • Being creative with patients to find what works best for them
  • Reading our patients’ signals and knowing when to discontinue

Learn more about Fear Free Care at FearFreePets.com