Inspis is a dog who feels uncomfortable when getting handled at vet. He accepts muzzle but doesn’t like to lose the control of the situation. Because he has a great toy motivation, we gave him the dumbbell and the toy to hold. He didn’t even notice the shot and had a nice experience at vet 🙂
We must of course know our dog and do not risk the vet’s health. But if our dog is very stable and determined to hold his toy and doesn’t let it out in any case, this can be a comfortable solution to avoid unnecessary stress.