Fear Free Videos

Fear Free Quick Tips

Fear Free Quick Tip: Canine Blood Draw

Blood draws are an essential part of practicing veterinary medicine, but they can be stressful for the professional, let alone the patient. Veterinary nurse/animal trainer Laura Ryder, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP, shows you how you can get a canine blood draw done the Fear Free way.

Fear Free Quick Tip: Feline Blood Draw

Feline blood draws are often stressful for the professional, and even more so for the patient. Veterinary technician/trainer Tabitha Kucera, CCBC, RVT, KPA-CTP, shows how you can get a blood draw done on a feline patient quickly, easily, and, most importantly, Fear Free.

Fear Free Quick Tip: Orthopedic Exam

Kristin Kirkby Shaw, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS-SA, shows you how to perform a one-minute orthopedic exam on a dog utilizing Fear Free principles. For a more detailed exam, you can view an extended video here.

Fear Free Quick Tip: Coaching a Client to Get a Dog on the Scale

Debbie Martin, RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior), demonstrates how you can help coach your clients to get their dogs on the scale easily and without stress.

Fear Free Quick Tip: Feline Exam with Mild-Moderate FAS

Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB, shows how to examine a feline patient who is exhibiting mild to moderate FAS in a safe and controlled manner.

Fear Free Pain Management

Pain and Fear: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Join a star-studded roundtable of Fear Free experts discussing the interaction of pain and fear, how the variability between specific patients and species can affect pain, and how management of fear can help to alleviate pain.

The Interplay of Acute Pain and Fear, Anxiety & Stress During the Hospital Stay

Our roundtable of experts discuss the measurement of pain for animals undergoing procedures, how you can manage both the pain of the procedure and the anxiety that it may cause, and how you can help prevent maladaptive pain. The issue of “The Back” is also brought up and the best practices to create a safe space for your patients.

Fear, Anxiety & Stress While in the Clinic

The roundtable of experts discuss how the implementation of Fear Free in hospitals can help reduce the stress of all members of the veterinary team and owners—and thus the FAS of the clients and patients. There is also a discussion on how to handle referral clients, especially those who may not be able to come back for repeated visits and how putting yourself in the place of the animal can help you to understand how to manage the hospital environment for them.

Creating a Comfortable Environment in the Clinic

One of the most overlooked tenets of Fear Free is the hospital environment and how it can affect your patients’ fear, anxiety, and stress. Our roundtable of experts discuss how you can create a welcoming environment for your patients, clients, and team members.

Helping the Owner & The Physiology of Pain

The management of patient pain can often fail when the onus is put onto the owner to properly medicate their pet. Our experts discuss best practices on managing pain at home with clients, particularly with feline patients who can often be difficult to manage. There is also a discussion of what acute pain does to the body of our patients.

Pearls of Wisdom

As the final piece of our pain management series, our experts each take a moment to let us know their most important pieces of information and expertise that they hope every veterinary professional can take to heart.

Fear Free and Maddie’s Fund Husbandry Videos

How to Create a Fear Free Treat-Ment Station

Creating a Fear Free Treat-Ment station can help you and your pet make needed procedures such as nail trims, injections and grooming easier. Mikkel Becker, CBCC-KA, KPA CTP, CDBC, CPDT-KA, CTC and Debbie Martin RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior) will show you how to put the treat in treatment.

How to Administer Oral and Topical Medications the Fear Free Way

Just the idea of medicating your pet can send both of you running for the hills. Mikkel Becker, CBCC-KA, KPA CTP, CDBC, CPDT-KA, CTC and Debbie Martin RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior) explain how you can make this stressful task rewarding and Fear Free for both you and your pet.

Take Nail Trims From Nightmare to No Big Deal for Your Pet

Mikkel Becker, CBCC-KA, KPA CTP, CDBC, CPDT-KA, CTC and Debbie Martin RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior) explain how Fear Free principles can be used to create a comfortable and safe nail trim experience for you and your pet.

Change Bath Time from Chaotic to Calm for Your Pet

When just the word “bath” can set off your dog, you know something is wrong. Mikkel Becker, CBCC-KA, KPA CTP, CDBC, CPDT-KA, CTC and Debbie Martin RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior) show you how you can make bath time a rewarding and Fear Free experience for your pet.

Creating a Fear Free Toothbrushing Experience

Mikkel Becker, CBCC-KA, KPA CTP, CDBC, CPDT-KA, CTC and Debbie Martin RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior) explain how you can take the stressful task of brushing your pet’s teeth into something Fear Free for both of you.

How to Change Eye Treatments from Fearful to Fear Free

Mikkel Becker, CBCC-KA, KPA CTP, CDBC, CPDT-KA, CTC and Debbie Martin RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior) show how you can make needed eye treatments safe and Fear Free for your pet.

How To Make Ear Cleaning Fear Free for Your Pet

Mikkel Becker, CBCC-KA, KPA CTP, CDBC, CPDT-KA, CTC and Debbie Martin RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior) explain how the often stressful task of ear cleaning can be rewarding and safe for your pet.

How to Brush Your Dog the Fear Free Way

Mikkel Becker, CBCC-KA, KPA CTP, CDBC, CPDT-KA, CTC and Debbie Martin RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior) show how you can help make brushing your dog a pleasurable Fear Free experience with your dog.

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