Taking your much loved animal to the see the vet can be stressful for you both.  Why not try some of the following tips for a calmer and more positive experience for you and your pet.  I can honestly say having a spiritual tool kit can make the whole experience much easier and will enable you to stay grounded and in the present moment being in control of your experience rather than giving in to fear.  We all experience fear and particularly when one of our loved ones in involved but if we can acknowledge it and then tap into our resources things flow much better and more calmly.

Recently, I have had the opportunity to walk my talk with a few emergency trips to the vets for minor emergencies, which worked out as well as was possible and were made much easier as I was able to keep a level head and act from a place of empowerment and not fear.

It is not always possible to spend time meditating before you get into the car particularly if it is a matter of getting to the vet for immediate help and treatment.  The way I handle this is to take three slow deep breaths into my stomach and really feel them in the centre of my body grounding me and being aware of my feet on the ground beneath me.  With small animals I put a few drops of Flower Essence Rescue Remedy on the blanket and if it is a dog, I encourage them to lick a few drops from my hand or stroke a few drops into their coat.  If needs be you can take a few drops yourself as it will have a calming effect.

My favourite affirmation, which I repeat slowly and calmly in my head or out loud, depending on how I feel is:  "All is well, everything is working out for our highest good.  Out of this situation only good will come.  We are safe."  This is using a Louise Hay affirmation and making is apply to a challenging situation with your animal.  You can simply say "All is well. We are safe."  Using an affirmation is a good way of bringing your energy down in to a more peaceful state.

During the car journey I keep my thoughts positive and visualise the best possible outcome, this usually consists of every staff member being helpful and compassionate, the environment being calm and quiet and my animal being seen by the vet quickly without any fuss. I picture my animal looking calm and see the two of us back in the car after the appointment has taken place looking happy and my animal having received appropriate treatment.  I also take it a step further and visualise them back at home doing something that they enjoy such as sleeping in a sunny spot on the carpet or playing in the garden and being in a joyful state or if it is one of my chickens them scratching around in the earth digging for bugs.