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    POSITIVE APPROACH TO WELLNESS (PAW) CERTIFIED CLINICS

    PAW Certification

    PAW CERTIFICATION: A GENTLE WAY TO PROMOTE PETS’ PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING

    AT GLOBALVET, OUR PHILOSOPHY IS THAT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VET, CLIENT, AND PET IS ESSENTIAL TO AN ANIMAL’S WELLBEING.

    THE POSITIVE APPROACH TO WELLNESS (PAW) PROGRAM IS A WAY FOR YOU TO TAP INTO YOUR VETERINARY TEAM’S COMBINED EXPERTISE IN PET CARE.

    WHAT IS THE POSITIVE APPROACH TO WELLNESS (PAW) PROGRAM?

    As the name suggests, it’s a gentle strategy we use to ease your pet’s anxiety before, during, and after a vet visit. 

    PAW hinges on the idea that, to promote animals’ physical and psychological wellbeing, you first have to understand and respond to their emotions. Globalvet veterinarians don’t just provide great care—they build trust between themselves, your pet, and you. 

    Why? Because a less stressful, more enjoyable vet visit is better for everyone. The dreaded trip to the vet is a thing of the past! We want to make the experience so pleasant that you’re comfortable coming to us for the big stuff and enjoy coming in for the small stuff, like routine exams, expert advice, or just to say hi. It’s a win-win!

    WHAT IS POSITIVE APPROACH TO WELLNESS (PAW) CERTIFICATION?

    Our holistic approach prioritizes your pet’s overall health, including the bond you build with them. Having a pet adds so much to your life. We do everything we can to help you return the favour by keeping your companion happy and healthy.

    Dr. Martin Godbout, M.V., Dip.
    ACVB

    PAW PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

    ANALYZE AND INTERPRET

    When you bring your cat or dog into a PAW certified clinic, your veterinarian will analyze and interpret:

    • Their body language
    • How they respond to stress
    • Other signs of negative emotions 

    Our goal is to tailor the experience so you both walk away happy!

    MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS

    Based on their analysis and interpretation, the vet will make recommendations to help you improve your relationship with your pet.

    TAKE ACTION

    As a PAW certified clinic, your veterinary team wants what’s best for your pet, which means reducing their (and your) stress before, during, and after every visit. 

    Every animal is unique. That’s why your vet will tailor their approach and treatment plan to your cat’s or dog’s specific emotions and needs. This may include:

    • Using treats and toys to make the experience more pleasant
      • (With your approval, of course!)
    • Using positive reinforcement to teach your cat or dog to cooperate so they don’t have to be restrained
    • Creating an environment designed to reduce stress, based on the most recent scientific data

    INTRODUCE PRODUCTS

    Your veterinary team knows all about soothing pet-friendly products like:

    • Neutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals for fear and anxiety 
    • Safe and effective pharmaceuticals designed to provide targeted sedation, anaesthesia, and pain relief

    ADAPT THE ENVIRONMENT

    While staff can do a lot to alleviate vet visit stress, the layout of the clinic itself is also important. That’s why the team finds ways to make small but tangible adjustments that have a positive impact on our patients, clients, and staff.

    WHY CHOOSE A PAW CERTIFIED VET CLINIC?

    Entrusting the health and wellness of your cat or dog to a certified vet clinic has a number of advantages for both of you.

    FOR YOUR PET

    WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES FOR YOUR PET?

    Going to a PAW certified clinic will help your cat or dog:

    • Be less anxious before, during, and after a visit
    • Recover faster from injury or hospitalization
    • Feel good and build positive associations with the clinic and team
    • Say goodbye to certain stressors, which is better for their overall health

    FOR YOU

    WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES FOR YOU, THEIR HUMAN COMPANION?

    PAW certification will help you: 

    • Be less anxious about having to take your cat or dog to the veterinarian, even when you know it’s necessary
    • Get more enjoyment out of coming to the clinic
    • Feel taken care of, which will build more trust between us
    • Take some of the stress out of being a pet owner, so you and your pet get along even better!

    GETTING READY FOR A TRIP TO THE VET IN 5 STEPS

    At Globalvet, our priority is to help you develop a great relationship with your pet. To that end, we’ve outlined a few simple steps you can take to minimize your pet’s anxiety during a visit to one of our veterinary clinics.

    You’ll find plenty of tips and advice to help your pet cope before, during, and after their appointment. If your four-legged friend can learn to enjoy it, all the better for you!

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