For some cat owners (and vets!), a visit to the veterinary hoscrate_training_and_travel_in_catspital should earn them hazard pay…but it doesn’t alway
s have to be such an ordeal. Here are some simple tips that can make any feline’s visit more enjoyable:

1. Make your cat travel-savvy. Get your cat used to traveling by taking them with you on journeys in the car. Whether you are running errands or taking a road trip, starting at a young age will produce the best results.

2. Make the carrier your cat’s home away from home. Make it a comfortable resting, feeding or play location. Keep the transport carrier out and accessible in the home, not just when you’re taking your cat somewhere.

3. Let them play “hide-n-go-seek.” Let your cat have a hiding place in the carrier by placing a towel or blanket from your home inside the carrier, and drape another one over part of the carrier. Using a familiar blanket or towel from home can also provide your cat some comfort while at our hospital.

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4. Mix it up. Would you be happy getting in the car if every car trip meant a trip to get shots at the doctor’s office? Mix in some fun trips, like a social visit to our hospital or the pet store just to get a treat or two.

 

5. Travel light. If you don’t feed your cat prior to travel, you’ll make it less likely to get motion sickness. Plus, if they’re a little bit hungry, your cat might be more interested in the treats your vet has to offer, and it could make the visit more pleasant for your cat.

Give us a call for additional advice and tips, hopefully this article helps make your next cat visit a breeze!   We look forward to seeing all your furry friends soon!