Thursday, August 16, 2012

Getting Your Cat to the Veterinarian

Getting a cat into a carrier can be frustrating and time-consuming.  It can be stressful, on both the owner and the cat.  We feel bad for the owners who come into our office late and out of breath, with scratches on their arms.  We found a guide to help!  

One important point to take from this handout is to give your cat time to adjust to the carrier, using a lot of positive reinforcement in the form of treats or affection.  Also, stay calm - the more anxious you are, the more fearful the cat will be.  When choosing a carrier, quality does not have to equal expensive.  A hard-sided carrier that opens from the top is ideal.  

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