Becoming Pet-Centered Profesionals ECourse
Safe and Gentle
Animal Handling - ELesson 12
this week -
should you choose to accept
- is to learn new ways to
safely and gently handle dogs and cats in your care and
learn how to distract pets when
Who is the best animal handler in your location?
best handlers on your team to teach others.
is to care for both the pet's emotional and physical
Learn how to
manage the pet's perception of
veterinary care -
to lower fear and stress and
promote a positive association with your voice, body language
and bribery (cookies).
Techniques for giving injections:
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GOAL = the pet thinking about
something else when the injection is given.
- Slip and slide
- Spin the puppy or kitten (cat)
- Hug and squeeze
- Post restraint
- Pat and Poke
- Mouth noise
CAT TIPS: 1) Wrap cats in fully towels, 2) Open the
top half of a kennel and allow the cat to stay in the bottom
half. 3) Try a calming cap, 4) Gently stroke the nose or top of the head while the
injection is given. 5) Spin the kitten entails putting hands
on opposite sides of the body and gently rotating the
cat 360 degrees two to three
times before giving the injection as soon as
Learn how to help pet
parents prevent fear and aggression associated with human
hands by demonstrating
and recommending pet parents do daily gentling with treats
IMPORTANT: Take a deep cleansing breath and RELAX all
tension to help pets relax. Yawn, look away and give other "calming
signals" to help the pet relax. Do NOT face pets
straight on or give direct eye contact (threatening). Instead, put a finger out to sniff while standing to the
side. Toss or offer "cookies." Treats should be the size of a cheerio.
You are learning how to
transform your animal care methods and location protocols into
experiences for pets and their people! We are here to help every step of the
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