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Our Corporate Program Members

Fear Free is proud to call some of the most successful, well-known and reputable companies its corporate program members. It is our corporate program members’ commitment and support that enables Fear Free to provide education and services to our Fear Free community, and to facilitate growth for our business initiatives. Each corporate program member has selected one or more categories in which to support Fear Free; that category aligns with the Fear Free mission and the corporate program members’ products of that category are a vital part of successful Fear Free implementation in practices and homes.

Category: Dental

Bright Dental is a fresh start for fighting dental issues. It combines the first triple enzyme toothpaste for dogs with a tasty scrubbing chew to help keep dogs’ mouths clean. Bright is the newest product to launch from BARK, creators of BarkBox. BARK has spent the last 9 years trying to make dogs as happy as they make humans. Bright was the natural extension of BARK’s commitment to creating the world’s best products and experiences to satisfy each individual dog’s distinct personality and preferences because a healthy dog is a happy dog.

Category: Pet Cleaning & Grooming Products

At BISSELL, we care deeply about pets. From designing products specifically engineered to pick up pet messes to advocating for pet adoption, pets are at the heart of who we are. As a fourth-generation, family-run company, this passion starts at the very top. Our pet initiatives are the culmination of years of dedication by Cathy Bissell, our Director of Corporate Affairs and founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. Cathy believes that every pet should have a home and every home should have a pet. She created BISSELL Pet Foundation to help reduce the number of animals in shelters and to support organizations dedicated to the humane care and treatment of animals through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and foster care.

Category: Nutrition

Blue Buffalo is the nation’s leading natural pet food company, providing natural, healthful foods and treats for dogs and cats using only high-quality ingredients.

Blue Buffalo has a full research and development team of animal nutritionists, food scientists and veterinarians, with over 300 years of experience in the pet food industry. These professionals ensure we utilize the most advanced formulation and manufacturing strategies possible. All BLUE products undergo rigorous testing, including but not limited to microbiology, nutrient analyses, shelf-life, feeding trials, stool quality, palatability, digestibility, and urine pH.

Blue Buffalo cares about pet health, nutrition, quality and safety. That’s why we formulate and manufacture our foods to fully meet AAFCO requirements as well as meet the criteria of evaluating commercial pet foods as outlined by the WSAVA (World Small Animal Veterinary Association) Global Nutrition Committee.

For more information, and to learn more about our recent clinical studies, visit BlueBuffalo.com/vet.

Category: Pheromones

Ceva Animal Health has dedicated teams that aim to meet the specific demands of the livestock, poultry, swine, and companion animals. The health of animals, people, and the planet are inextricably linked. The world needs a holistic approach to health, that understands that, by protecting the health of animals and our environment, we protect our own health and future. We strive to achieve excellence for veterinarians and pet owners through innovation. We believe customer passion must shape each solution and the way we work around these needs and challenges. We think and do things differently, creatively, all to find the best possible solutions. Our innovation mindset keeps us focused on the highest quality and continuous improvement. It’s not just about product innovation but constantly challenging ourselves to find new ways to create products that benefit the human-animal bond.

Ceva Animal Health is a leader in the development of behavior products, most notably, FELIWAY®, FELIWAY® Multicat™, and ADAPTIL®. Combined, these products have more than 70 clinical studies supporting their efficacy. Using FELIWAY and ADAPTIL is the safe and effective way to help reduce stress-related behaviors in dogs and cats at the veterinary hospital and at home.

Category: Biologicals

At Elanco, we provide those who raise and care for animals with solutions that empower them to advance a vision of food and companionship enriching life.

We understand the powerful role healthy animals play in making lives better. As pets increasingly become important parts of our families, so too does the need to help them live longer, healthier, higher-quality lives. We believe that vaccines play a big part of keeping pets healthy, and it is easy to see how our oral and low volume options complement the Fear Free initiative by reducing the number of vaccines given to pets, allowing for a more comfortable vaccine experience.

Bronchi-Shield® ORAL, the first oral Bordetella vaccine on the market, and ULTRA, the first and only portfolio of 0.5ml vaccines for dogs and cats, enable you to provide an elevated vaccine experience. Talk to your Elanco representative to learn more about how Elanco vaccines can be part of the Fear Free experience in your practice.

Category: Nutraceutical

Since 1933, Vetoquinol USA has been a family-owned company focused on enriching the lives of people through dedication to animal health and welfare. We strive to bring innovative products and solutions to veterinarians and pet owners with the goal of improving the quality of life of our pets. As the 8th largest veterinary pharmaceutical company worldwide and the 4th largest veterinary-only company, Vetoquinol USA is focused on the development, production and marketing of FDA, EPA, NASC and AAFCO-regulated pharmaceutical, nutritional and dermatological products for small and large animals.

Zylkene is Vetoquinol’s flagship behavioral product. A natural, non-pharmaceutical formula derived from milk protein, Zylkene promotes calmness in dogs and cats without the side effects of drowsiness or sedation. Backed by clinical studies, Zylkene is a unique way for veterinarians and pet owners to help animals through challenging situations and support balanced behavior.

Category: Infection Control & Biosecurity

Virox Animal Health is the maker of RescueTM, a patented disinfectant technology powered by Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® (AHP). Designed specifically for companion animal facilities, AHP® is unique in its ability to kill deadly pathogens, such as canine parvovirus, in half the time of legacy or traditional disinfectants, helping to keep patients safer during a veterinary visit. But it’s not just the killing power of AHP® that makes it the perfect fit for Fear Free. Because it’s so gentle on patients, users and the environment, AHP® is much safer for pets. AHP has no added fragrances, so all that’s left behind after cleaning and disinfection is the smell of clean – which is no smell at all! AHP has no harsh chemical odors to trigger fear, anxiety and stress in a pet during a veterinary visit, helping to create the ideal environment for both patients and clients. It’s these benefits that make AHP® the Deliberately DifferentTM choice for infection prevention and biosecurity in your veterinary practice.

Category: Pain Management, Anesthesia & Sedation

Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.

Our name, Zoetis (zō-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our company’s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend.

Strategic Alliances

Fear Free is proud to be aligned with leaders at the forefront of veterinary industry. Strategic alliances with the organizations below have proven to be a win-win for our alliances, Fear Free and the veterinary community.

Airvet is the #1-rated and -reviewed consumer pet connected care app that offers face-to-face, virtual “hands-on” care, consultation, and advice from a licensed veterinarian. Airvet is also the leading veterinary telemedicine platform for veterinary practices in North America. Airvet’s cloud-based technology offers a unique virtual care and workflow efficiency solution that enables veterinarians and their teams to provide their clients a robust level of connected care. With 5,000 veterinarians and more than 500 hospitals using their platform, pet parents can access their vet anytime and anywhere. For the more than 50% of pet owners who don’t have a primary veterinarian, their only resource is Google or a Facebook group when they need advice on their pet’s health. Through Airvet’s mobile app, pets and parents in North America have 24/7 access to quality care from the most trusted veterinarians within seconds.

dvm360® is the leading publication for veterinary professionals, delivering relevant, real-world coverage of the industry while meeting the everyday clinical needs of small-animal and equine veterinarians. dvm360® is the veterinary profession’s No. 1 print resource for news, product information, tools, and veterinary practice solutions. No one else in the market has the reach and loyalty that dvm360® has—leverage that authoritative power today.

The International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) is the leading forum and educational resource for veterinary professionals interested in animal pain prevention, management and treatment. Secondarily, IVAPM educates and informs pet owners about their pets’ health and well-being when it comes to pain management, be it acute or chronic pain.

Animal pain management continues to be a rapidly expanding field as research findings and clinical experience continue to evolve. As treatment options grow, IVAPM seeks to combine the traditional and medicinal modalities of pain management with complementary treatments such as acupuncture, rehabilitation and physical therapy. As such, combining various pain management therapies allows for the best possible outcome for the animal.

Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is a groundbreaking effort to better understand cancer and other diseases in dogs. It is the largest and longest observational study ever undertaken in the United States to improve the health of dogs. This study will identify genetic, nutritional, and environmental risk factors for cancer and other major diseases that affect all dogs. The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study supports the Fear Free initiative in order to provide better veterinary care for all companion animals and strengthen the bond between clients and veterinarians.

Morris Animal Foundation is a nonprofit organization that invests in science to advance animal health. The foundation is a global leader in funding scientific studies for companion animals, horses and wildlife. Since its founding in 1948, Morris Animal Foundation has invested in studies that have led to significant breakthroughs in diagnostics, treatments, prevention and cures to benefit animals worldwide.

The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) is a nonprofit organization on a mission to provide world-class continuing professional development for the global veterinary healthcare community. Together as one veterinary community, we are striving to elevate the quality of animal medical care throughout the world.

The NAVC comprises the annual NAVC Conference, hosting 16,000 attendees and 350 speakers from more than 80 countries in Orlando, Fla. each year; the NAVC Institute, providing cutting-edge advanced modules in a multi-day immersion; VetFolio.com (in partnership with AAHA), an online CE learning platform; and Today’s Veterinary Practice and Today’s Veterinary Technician, the NAVC’s official, peer-reviewed journals.

The NAVC is a proud supporter of Fear Free because by reducing or removing the stresses sometimes associated with animal health, we can eliminate barriers to providing animals the very best care possible.

The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) was formed in East Lansing, Mich., in 1981 with the goal of allowing veterinary technicians to give input on national issues involving the veterinary profession. Since then, NAVTA has grown and seen many successes, including the declaration of National Veterinary Technician Week, the formation of the Committee on Veterinary Technician Specialties, the development of a scholarship program and much more.

NAVTA is committed to providing education and opportunities to our members to help in advancing them professionally and in their careers. The Fear Free initiative will be successful in helping our pets that we see daily only if it is adapted in our practices and the veterinary technicians in these practices have the capability and willingness to make those changes happen. By educating the technicians we will destress our patients, our clients and our veterinary hospital teams for better care and compliance over all.

In 1968, the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) created what would soon become Winn Feline Foundation, establishing a source of funding for medical studies to improve cat health and welfare.

A 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, the New Jersey-based foundation was named in honor of CFA’s longtime attorney and advisor, Robert H. Winn. CFA continues to actively support the Foundation and remains dedicated to Winn’s original vision — to promote the health and welfare of all cats by developing or participating in projects for their betterment, including the funding of research and education.

To date, Winn has funded over $6.4 million in health research for cats at more than 30 partner institutions worldwide. Our work is only made possible with the support of dedicated donors. Just as Winn has grown, so has feline medicine. Cats are no longer viewed as small dogs; they are now a major veterinary specialty. Today, cat owners expect and receive state-of-the-art medical care. They assume their cats will benefit from similar technological advances made in human medicine — and with increasing frequency, they do.

Winn’s commitment to feline health research and education has played a significant role in these achievements and will continue to do so in the years ahead.

The WSAVA aims to advance the health and welfare of companion animals worldwide by creating an educated, committed, and collaborative global community of veterinary peers. It currently represents more than 200,000 veterinarians through 110 member associations. Its annual World Congress brings together globally respected experts to offer cutting-edge thinking on all aspects of companion animal veterinary care.

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