November 2018

Audience: Foster Caregivers, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers

One of the most common treatments foster caregivers and pet owners have to do is treat their pets ears. Treating your foster pets ears can also be one of the most challenging treatments to do especially if a pet has had a negative experience or is sensitive to the ears due to current or past ear infections. Ideally, the ear handling experience should be started often and early. You want to create a positive response to the whole process to set your foster pet up for a fear free experience from the start.

In this short video, learn techniques for helping your foster pet learn that ear treatments don't have to be a frightening and unpleasant experience.

Fear Free - Taking the 'Pet' out of Petrified
Fear Free provides online and in-person education to veterinary professionals, the pet professional community, and pet owners. Their courses provide learners and pet lovers with the knowledge and tools to not only look after a pet's physical well-being, but her emotional well-being as well. They know that we must feed the pet's mind as well as the body so they make sure that in-home enrichment and Fear Free training are front-and-center with pet professionals and pet owners alike. To learn more about Fear Free you can visit their website.