Cat Carrier Advice

 

Cat Carrier’s make a big difference in how well visits to the veterinarian go.  For Many reasons we want your cat to have a good experience when they come here. First, so they don’t bite us! Second, they are much easier to work with if they’re more relaxed. Third, we like cats! – they are each distinct and wonderful individuals, we care about them and don’t like making them feel insecure or scared.  So .  .  .      Here are some tips :

 

1. Get a carrier like this that has easy releases to open the top.

This type of carrier is preferred for numerous reasons; the top can be removed to allow easy entry for the cat, once in the exam room we can remove the top allowing the cat to be examined yet still feel reasonably cozy and safe.

 

2. Make the carrier a familiar place at home by leaving it in a room where your cat spends a lot of time. Allow them to get comfortable with it and enjoy it. This way they’ll  associate it with things other than just trips to the vet office.  Be patient, it may take weeks to get them used to it.

 

3. Place familiar, soft bedding inside the carrier. Cozy bedding is comforting and bedding/ clothing with your scent can make cats feel more secure.

 

4. Place treats, catnip or toys inside the carrier to encourage the cat to enter at home.

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