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Eastern Shore Animal Hospital

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Fear Free

Fear Free strives to “take the pet out of petrified” and “put the treat into treatment!” and assists pet owners in helping their pets live happy, healthy, full lives.

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Fear Free is a unique program that has a proven record of success in reducing pet fear, anxiety, and stress by understanding when pets are communicating these behaviors. We partner with you to manage and change the behavior of your pet to provide a Fear Free experience for all.

With over 52,000 veterinary and pet professionals committed to becoming Fear Free Certified, Fear Free is one of the largest initiatives to this day. 

Fear Free’s mission states, “Our mission is to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them.”

Why Choose Fear Free:

Your pet’s enrichment and emotional well-being are Fear Free’s top priority. Our Fear Free certified team will partner with you to tailor a plan that improves you and your pet's experience at our hospital. We will partner with you to prepare for a hospital visit before, during, and after your pet becomes conditioned to enjoy a weekend with us.


  • Reduce your pet's fear, anxiety, and stress

  • Minimize physical restraint

  • Hospital/Pet Parent Partnership

  • Online Resources

Learn More:

To learn more about what you can do at home to reduce your pet's fear, anxiety, and stress, please visit Fear Free’s website:

Fear Free - Cats

You can live harmoniously alongside your cat with claws and still maintain nice furniture by understanding a bit more about your cat’s natural behaviors, and enriching your home with items your cat can scratch. Cats are often more likely to approach us for affection, and to hang around longer, when we let them make the first move.

Fear Free - Dogs