Join the Low-Stress Movement

Shor-Line has been expanding its line of Low Stress products for the last six years.

Low Stress in Detail

Pets have moved from the barnyard to the bedroom, so today’s pet parents fret about any stress their fur children might experience. The good news is that more pets are seeing their veterinarian regularly. The challenge is that expectations have never been higher. Compare this to the “whole child” approach to human pediatric care that embraces not just the medical aspects of care but also the child’s emotional well-being and the child’s primary caregivers. Not only does the child need outstanding care, but the child also needs to enjoy it. Shor-Line is one of several companies, researchers, veterinary groups and thought leaders envisioning a better office visit for pets and low stress care that continues throughout the practice. This is the impetus for Shor-Line Low Stress™ (SLS) system of products. They include products that have been continuously improved through research, coordination with thought leaders and veterinary (and pet!) input.



How Can Low Stress Practices Aid My Practice?

  • 37% of dog owners and 58% of cat owners said their pets hate going to the vet
  • 26% of dog owners and 38% of cat owners said that just thinking about going to the vet was stressful
  • The movement is grounded in the AVMA’s Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics: “Veterinarians shall first consider the needs of the patient: to prevent and relieve disease, suffering, or disability while minimizing pain or fear.”
  • Most pet owners like to take their pets out, so making visits “fun” for pet parent and pet alike. Think wagons parents wheel their children around to children’s hospital appointments.
  • No one knows animals better than you and your staff, and many low stress products and recommendations just showcase your talents more visibly. People hear what they see.

At Shor-Line, we continue to develop products based on veterinarian and customer input. Our latest innovations are the Feline Comfort Suite and the Kat Kave.

The Feline Comfort Suite incorporates leading research in the field of feline animal housing. The litter area is higher, allowing for comfortable elimination posturing and the main living area is spacious, allowing options for the feline. And, we construct the entire unit from a revolutionary fine-celled foam board that is impervious to moisture. This will stand up to decades of service in even the harshest environments.

The Kat Kave provides two levels of cat comfort. The lower level has three crawl areas and a place to hunker down and hide. The top level has a concave resting space that lets the cat snuggle down. Meeting these feline needs reduces boarding and recovery stress.

Shor-Line is committed to continuing to add to this popular product line.

Options for Low Stress in the Exam Area

Helping the pet feel comfortable during the exam is proven to be good for the pet, pet parent AND the veterinarian. We now have many options for lowering stress during this critical time.

Preferred Lift Exam Table

This new table builds in many of the features veterinarians asked for in a modern exam table. It facilitates face-to-face, low stress exams but is versatile enough to permit solo exams.

The quiet, stable lift takes the pet from 7¾” off the floor to a comfortable height of 36” (or anywhere in between. We have a key fob remote you can use to operate the lift as well as a foot switch.

The spacious Stainless Steel tabletop has plenty of space to allow even nervous dogs to become comfortable. And there is plenty of space for placing tablets or laptop computers for charting.

The secure backboard lets you place the dog horizontally against the backboard. If needed, tiedowns on the backboard as well as behind the table allow solo exams with fractious dogs.

Read more about the table or download the Preferred Lift Exam Table information sheet.

Learn More About Preferred Lift Exam Table

Low Stress Housing Options

With 70 years of history in companion animal housing, Shor-Line has been a leader in new and better ways to house pets. Low stress innovations have been an important part of our developments in the last few years. These products offer key housing options. The Kat and Puppy Portals allow you to retrofit existing cage housing into double-compartment housing and our newest assemblies update your facility.

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