Stress-Free Veterinary Visits for Your Pet

Stress-Free Veterinary Visits for Your Pet

At our animal hospital, we are always looking for ways to make veterinary visits less stressful for our patients. We want our patients to be relaxed and comfortable, not stressed and anxious! One of the ways we seek to combat this problem while your pet is at our animal hospital for a visit is by offering your pet a distraction during a treatment that might ordinarily cause them stress or discomfort.

Relieve Stress with a Special Treat 

Vaccines are often nerve-wracking for our companions as pets may associate the sight of the needle itself with the pain they felt last time they had a vaccine. Also, if a series needs to be administered, the pet may feel the first shot and become anxious about the rest.

At Merrimac Valley Animal Hospital, we like to distract our patients with a little treat to pique their interest. Our team places a treat on a plate just out of reach of your pet during their vaccines, using it to hold their interest and give them something else to think about. And we don’t use just any old treat, we use squeeze cheese, special treat for most pets. Trust us, it really keeps them occupied as they get to lick the plate while we’re vaccinating them!

We like to call ourselves the “Less Stress Vets,” because your pet’s comfort is always on our minds! We’re constantly looking for new ways to make sure our patients are relaxed and stress-free. Most of our dogs think this particular stress-relief method is quite gouda. (Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves.)

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Merrimac Valley Animal Hospital had humble beginnings in 1968. Dr. Walter Brown opened the animal hospital in a garage next to his home near the current hospital and operated out of this small space until the current building was built in 1969.