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    DefaultIs your lab scared of the vet?

    Kacey is terrified of the vet's office. But then, she's fairly skittish in general. She huddles up as tightly against me as she can, sometimes hiding under the chair, and the vet has to crawl around on the floor - an easy-does-it, don't-worry-I'll-come-to-you approach.

    They're very good about it (well, except for the last vet, who's not there anymore, that told Jason we shouldn't let her act that way.) I feel badly, but how DO we keep her from acting that way?

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    Both of mine LOVE the vet. The first dogs I have ever had who act like they just arrived at a party when they go to the vet. Wiggle butt, have to go give everyone a hug, get cookies, go see the rescue kitties and get their nose smacked...

    Diesel has spent quite a few days there *all day* when his diabetes was not stable so he thinks it's a spa or something.
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    Nope. So far he's not. He does hate the scale though.
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    Buffy is terrified the moment we arrive at the check in counter. Her whole body shakes and her legs tremble like I've never seen before. She tries to hide behind me and under the chairs too.

    What's weird is that I took her to a whole new clinic last week and sure enough, she was shaking when we walked in the door. She had never been there before, yet knew it was a "scary place". I keep thinking maybe she smells the illness of the other pets, she's very sensitive the way it is.

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    My two LOVE it there. As soon as we get there Bogey is just a big, bouncy, drooling mess....

    It might help if you give her treats while your there? Give her something to focus on, she might even learn to like it

    Courtney, Bogey and Calli

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    I've never had a problem with Abbey at the vet's - the second she walks in the door she goes into "OMG A PERSON/DOG/CAT/ANIMAL!!!!! AHHH LET'S GO SAY HI!!!!!!" and is a total wiggle butt.

    Kolby is good, too.. he just wants attention and pets!

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    Gracie never minded as a young pup...then she was spayed a 6 months and ever since then she does not like it. It is a struggle to get her in the door and then another struggle to get her in the office. Lola still is little, so far so good.

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    Bauer loves it, until we get into the actual "room". He is fine in the waiting room, loves seeing all of the other animals and people, loves having his named called, and loves greeting the vet. As soon as we get to the "room" all bets are off. He will put his paws against the door frame trying to stay in the hallway. As soon as we leave the "room", he is fine again.
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    Nope, I think Sammi thinks it a dog park, she doesn't understand why she cant just go and play

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    Sadie hates the vet's office...always has. I remember the first time I took her she pooped & peed on the examining table!!

    One time I had to drag her through the door...how embarrassing. She almost got the best of me and the next day my arms hurt. She also expressed her anal glands several times...once on DH

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