Providing good health care, especially preventative health care, can allow your cats to have longer, more comfortable lives. However, this cannot happen unless they see the veterinarian for needed care. Many cats dislike going to the veterinarian, and that starts with the difficulty of getting the cat into the carrier. If we can make this step easier, the entire veterinary visit is usually less stressful.
Click on the links below to learn how to make your cat comfortable with the carrier, how to get an unwilling cat into a carrier without stress, what type of carriers are best, and how to keep the peace in a multi-cat household after one cat comes home from a veterinary visit.
The last video, "A Technical Guide to Taking Your Cat to the Vet," is a funny but useful video by Dr. Andy Roark, a veterinarian who is also a good comedian. You'll enjoy this.
By Steve Dale, Pet Columnist and Radio Talk Show Host
From the Cat Catalyst Council
By Ilona Rodan, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, Feline Practice, Past President, the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
By Dr. Andy Roark, veterinarian and, in this case, comedian.