Okay, we know that sometimes the thought of bringing your cat to the vet is about as enticing as filing your income taxes.
First, you have to capture the cat. How does a 15 lb cat manage to squeeze under the couch anyways? You have to wrestle with four fully extended legs with claws into this little tiny box and close the cage door shut before the cat escapes and crawls back under the couch again. Then, during the car ride your cat manages to make a rock concert look like a meditation room. You finally arrive at the clinic, where a woman with the biggest dog sits next to you. She thinks it is so cute that “Cuddles” wants to make friends with your cat by lunging and barking at the cat carrier. Then, into the exam room, where the now frantic cat gets unceremoniously dumped out of it’s carrier onto the exam table. In addition to all this “fun”, you have to pay for the visit.
So how do we destress a potentially stressful situation? Here are a few successful tips that work well for our clients.
Want more information on how toget yout cat to the vet as painlessly as possible? We have a great in-clinic handout that we are happy to share!
We highly recommend open-top carriers, Feliway pheromone spray, and a good supply of crunchy treats.