Why all my patients love to 'meat' me - Dr. Marty Becker

Why all my patients love to ‘meat’ me

Friday, Jun 13th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

In the search to make veterinary visits Fear-Free for pets, one of my favorite tools is a package of deli-sliced lunch meat.

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“Meat” Stella, a 5-year-old shelter rescue brought in to see me at North Idaho Animal Hospital by her owner, Ray. Ray is a senior with Parkinson’s.

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After we made friends over a treat, I got on with the exam.

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She even let me check the rear differential.

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From walking in the door to being hand-delivered to Ray’s rig, Stella had not only a Fear-Free visit, but one that will leave her with happy memories of the vet for years to come!