My Cat Hates Her Pet Carrier
Kitty Hates Her Carrier
Tips to help getting your cat In her pet carrier
Cats, as any cat owner knows, are very independent. They don’t really care what you want them to do. It’s only the way they want it to be.
So how do you convince her to get into the carrier?
There is no magic way and patience is the secret. If you know you have a trip scheduled, let’s say to the vet, you’ll have to start working on it, way before the scheduled date.
Before you buy, be sure you choose a suitable pet carrier for kitty.
To prevent frustration and fighting with her, don’t force her in. You should not turn the pet carrier to a threat, but a cozy friendly place for her. The way to do it is by placing the pet carrier, OPEN, in the room where she is spending time in. Put in few treats she likes and a catnip toy, and you’ll find her sniffing and checking this new object , going in and out the bag. Put a cushion in it and you’ll probably find her snoozing there. Leave it for a few days. Don’t forget to add treats or even giving her the food in it.
When she is comfortable with going in and out for few days close the carrier opening while she is in. Leave her alone for a short time, and them come back and open the carrier and reword her with a treat. Repeat it few times a day for a week or so.
Take her while she is in the carrier for a short walk. At first you can do it in home. Repeat it few times a day while extending walks to the outside and the length of time. Again, treat is good option in the crate and after walks.
Take her for a ride in your car. Do it few times. Try not to connect rids with only vet visits, but with other trips too .
With patience, kitty will feel no threat or trapped in her carrier. If you leave it always accessible and open it may become her favored sleep place and play area. Use it not only for vet visits, but keep the short rids in the car, even if you’re going nowhere. It’s important that she won’t connect her being in means she has a vet visit.… Meow.
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