A veterinarian examines a dog

Trips to the vet can be scary for your pets, since they don’t understand what’s happening

Just as humans might get nervous about visiting the doctor, animals can become distressed when they discover they are being taken to the vet. In fact, veterinarian anxiety is one of the most common anxieties experienced by dogs. A stressed and anxious pet will likely not be an easy patient – making the appointment a harrowing experience for both patient and veterinarian alike.

Typically, as humans, we visit the doctor voluntarily – we schedule the appointment, we know where we are going, and at least to some extent, we know what to expect. For animals, however, a trip to the vet can be a terrifying combination of unknowns. Your pet is probably wondering, What is this strange place, with all the strange smells, and so many other animals? What’s going to happen to me? Am I safe? Do I need to escape? It can feel like a difficult situation – you want the best for your pets, but you hate to put them through such a traumatic experience.

Fortunately, veterinarians can offer options to ease the anxiety and fear in your pet prior to and during appointments – and savvy vets know they don’t have to resort to medications with all of their nasty side effects. Ava Frick, DVM, CVC, FAIS, is one such practitioner, and she relies on a medical device called Alpha-Stim for the treatment of her patients.

A cat received Alpha-Stim treatment

Alpha-Stim quickly brings a sense of calm to anxious, scared pets.

Alpha-Stim is an FDA cleared medical device that safely and effectively treats anxiety and stress in animals. Since it is not a drug, there is no risk of scary side effects in your pet. Alpha-Stim delivers a tiny current of electricity through two electrodes that clip onto your pet’s ears, in a modality called cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES.) The patented waveform of electricity restores balance to the brain, bringing lasting and often immediate relief from anxiety. Your veterinarian can treat your pet with Alpha-Stim both in the waiting room and during the appointment itself. Your pet will be calmer, less fearful, and a more cooperative patient.

Dr. Carrie Woodcock, a practitioner at VCA Smoketown Animal Hospital in Lancaster, PA, also trusts in Alpha-Stim: “Every patient is treated with CES regardless of how we are treating the rest of the body.”

You already know that veterinary care is essential to your pets’ wellbeing; with Alpha-Stim, you can remove the fear from the experience. Does your veterinarian offer Alpha-Stim at their practice? If not, talk to them today about getting started! When pets are freed from fear, everyone benefits: your pet feels better, physically and mentally; your veterinarian can treat patients more easily; and you don’t have to worry about your pet suffering from being scared and stressed. With Alpha-Stim, it’s easy to care for both the physical and mental wellbeing of your furry family members.

About Alpha-Stim® For Animals

Alpha-Stim is an FDA cleared, handheld medical device that has been proven time and again to effectively treat acute, post traumatic, and chronic pain, as well as anxiety, insomnia, and depression.

Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) is delivered through a patented waveform via two earclip electrodes to treat anxiety, insomnia, and depression. Microcurrent electrical therapy (MET) delivers pain relief directly to the source of an animal’s discomfort via two handheld Smart Probes.

The effectiveness of Alpha-Stim is backed by over 100 independent clinical research studies. It is the most popular medical device used at home in the treatment and elimination of pain, anxiety, and stress-related disorders in animals. Alpha-Stim is recommended and relied upon by Dr. Ava Frick, the leading authority in veterinary microcurrent therapy.

Alpha-Stim is easy to use at home or in clinic, and treatments last mere minutes. Relief is long lasting and often immediate, and results are cumulative – unlike with medications, your patients will require fewer and fewer treatments over time. Alpha-Stim is available by prescription in the United States and over-the-counter in other countries. To offer Alpha-Stim therapy at your veterinary practice, click here to buy now!