My 14-month old Pitbull puppy is suddenly exhibiting some fear of the vet, for no reason that I can determine. I am now worried about getting her spayed. Should she be given Valium?

Answer

It may help to take her to happy "vet visits" several times before her spay surgery. Just pop in the office and have the staff feed her treats, then go back home. Make the visit the perk of the day. If you are still concerned, inform the vet. He or she may prescribe sedatives to give before vet appointments if they're deemed necessary.

Updated on March 22, 2018

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Understanding Fear Periods in Dogs
By Adrienne Janet Farricelli
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