Cats, Carriers and Vets: Tips on making it easier to get your cat to the vet
Many cats are fearful of car rides and veterinary visits, which makes it harder for us to give them good medical care. It also makes it difficult for cat owners to decide to take their nervous cats to the veterinarian for routine care and may delay an examination for an illness.
Cats can be trained to be much more comfortable with their carriers, cars, and the veterinary clinic. It takes a little preparation and patience, but will greatly improve your cat’s comfort level and your veterinarian’s ability to care for your pet. Here are some tips and links that will help you to help your cat!
The steps to improved carrier behavior:
Some cats, despite your best efforts, still become scared of confinement or travel. In such instances, additional anti-anxiety medications might be prescribed by your veterinarian to help alleviate the stress.
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