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Old 03-27-2014, 02:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
pyratemom
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I didn't do anything special to get my girl to accept the vet touching her all over. I took her there from the time I got her here from Germany. All the office girls come and pet her and get kisses. She even gives my vet kisses when he is done. I did touch her all over as a puppy, look between her toes, under the paw at the pads, look in her ears, look in her mouth, look under her tail on an everyday basis at any time of the day I thought of it. Due to that my vet loves seeing her. He knows her so well that he knows her thresholds for whatever he is going to do. She is never restrained because she doesn't have to be. I sit in front of her and talk to her and he gives her the vaccinations or whatever and she deals with it as long as she can see me. I gave her autoimmune shots for 18 months by myself without anyone helping. I just put her in a sit, gave her shot in the loose neck skin, and then gave her a treat. The only thing that makes her nervous is if she sees the needle. My vet knows this and keeps it covered with his hand when we go. I got the shot ready, laid the syringe down, then called her over for the shot. After the shot and treat I would show her the syringe and let her see me throw the needle in the sharps bin and it didn't bother her as she would see the needle leave (in her mind).
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