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September 5, 2017

Lintbells shows how Vet Nurses can help 1 in 10, at BVNA Congress



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Lintbells is on stand D18 at BVNA Congress this year and the company has lots on offer to make life in practice that much easier. The company is also highlighting how vet nurses can help pets and people in one in ten households in their area. There will be a fun competition with an £250 Secret Escapes holiday voucher to win and news of a fantastic campaign to run in practice through to the end of the year.

Gemma Cunningham, YuCALM Product Executive says the opinions of veterinary nurses are respected in their local area and lots can be done to help make the lives of pets better “There’s an estimated 45% of dogs that show firework fear* and 24% of households own dogs** – that means around 1 in 10 households around any practice will be affected by this distressing problem. This suggests that the numbers that actually approach their practice for help are really just the tip of a very large iceberg.”

The company has produced a range of support materials that will help make clients aware of how common fears and phobias are in dogs and the importance of behaviour support around the time of trigger events. Gemma says that vet nurses will be able to see what’s available for them to use in their practice and to help spread the word in their communities, “While we have all the support material needed to back up a recommendation, what really motivates pet owners to act is that first conversation with a vet or vet nurse. Knowing that they don’t have to accept that their pet will show fearful behaviour throughout firework season and that help is at hand makes all the difference. Hopefully our YuCALM waiting room and online materials will help RVNs have those conversations and encourage clients to talk about their concerns.”

BVNA delegates will also be some of the first to know about the company’s autumn/ winter campaign and can even sign up to take part.

For further information practices can contact their Lintbells Veterinary Business Executive or call 01462 514239.

. *https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/general/fireworks

**http://www.pfma.org.uk/pet-population-2016