Your dog is a wonderful part of your life, and you want him to be as happy as he can be at all times. Unfortunately, there will be times when your pet doesn’t feel like himself, and times when he isn’t as brave as he can be. This may be during visits to the vet, as he isn’t sure where he is and what is going to happen there. This timid nature is instinctual, and has helped keep his wild ancestors safe. However, since there is no reason for him to be upset at the vet’s office, your reassurance can help him calm down and feel significantly better. Try talking to him as soothingly as you can, and make an effort to keep your attitude upbeat throughout the visit. For additional information, please contact your local Colorado Springs, CO veterinarian.