Tierarztpraxis Robert Frideres

54634 Bitburg, Mozartstr. 4

Phone 06561 / 8767

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Tips to transport cats to the vet

Use a cat-box for the transportation that can be opened from the top. The box should be familiar to the cat.

It is advisable to leave the box in the apartment and associate it with pleasant things. You can feed your cat, play, bring a pleasant smell (catnip, pheromones) in it or make it as a place for comfortable sleep.Occasionally close the cat in the box when following an enjoyable activity. Step by step you should accustom your cat to walking or driving in the box.

  • Spend plenty of time in this exercise because home visits for cats are often not an alternative.
  • Sometimes there is not enough time for a cat-box-exercise. In this case you can put your cat in the box through the top of the box and take it out at the vet. Avoid any hassle when transporting your cat.

The cat should not have any traumatic experiences during transport, especially on their first transport but also in the following.

If the first visit ends without a scary or painful treatment and if there are also transports without a vet visit you can largely prevent a negative association between the cat and the cat-box.

Do not sit in the waiting room in the vicinity of dogs if your cat is not a dog fan.

  • If you have a very timid cat, you should arrange an appointment.
  • Short waiting time, no rush in the waiting room and a vet who is not under time pressure, can significantly reduce the anxiety of the cat.
  • Let your cat calm down before complex examinations or treatments. It is safer for everyone involved to be able to sedate a stressed cat by a syringe rather than a fight out to the end.
  • Are you owner of two cats that are brought to the same treatment, you should also use two transport boxes if possible. Even if cats at home are the best friends the transport stress in the box can destroy their good relationship.