Website • Online resource to help pets live happy and healthy lives.
Fear Free Happy Homes is a free online resource created for pet parents to help prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in their pets.
Who’s behind it?
Founder Dr. Marty Becker, who is dubbed as America’s Veterinarian. Aside from treating animals, he is an author of 23 books, a member of the Board of Directors of American Humane, and an adjunct professor at the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
How much is it?
The content shared on Fear Free Happy Homes is completely free.
How does it help me right now?
Reviewed and vetted by board-certified vet behaviourists, the content library is divided into categories based on the type of pet (dog, cat, others) and the topic a person wants to read up on. Fears & Anxieties, Veterinary Care, New Pets, Training & Grooming, Senior Pets, Travel & Safety, Activities & Enrichment, and Life At Home are the eight main topics you can choose from. There’s even a reading time indicated at the start of each article, so you have an idea how long it’ll take to finish it.
Aside from blog articles, there are helpful kits for dog and cat owners covering diverse issues such as separation anxiety and behaviour problem solving presented in video and blog post formats. There’s also an Exclusive Deals section that gives discounts and promos to pet products and services for registered members. For US residents, you can even find a Fear Free Certified Professionals working near you through their directory.
Why is it better than the offline or traditional alternative?
You can be sure that the content you read or watch has been approved by vets and other animal experts. Topics covered by the library are varied and interesting. Examples include “Do You Really Want a Ferret? What to Consider Before Getting One” and “Why Is My Dog Panting? Reasons Include Injury, Disease, And Anxiety.”
Where can I get it?
Visit the Fear Free Happy Homes website here.