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Pet Veterinary - 5 Tips For Taking Your Cat To The Vet.

Updated on May 2, 2011

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Taking Your Cat To The Pet Veterinary.

Once you have decided to take your cat to a pet veterinary for their first or subsequent visit, there are a few pointers which will make the visit gentler on you and more importantly on your cat.

Here are the 5 Tips for taking your cat to the Pet Veterinary!

>>>> Make certain your cat is accustomed to being in the carrier from an early age. Put a favorite blanket and some well-known toys in there for good. Leave the cat carrier in an unnoticeable spot that your cat visits on a regular basis and keep the door open. Encourage your cat to go into the carrier and out at any time they choose. The intimacy of the carrier will mean your cat will not be stressed when you put them into it for that trip to the vet.

>>>> Your cat is able to pick up on your body language and sound of your voice. Make sure you remain calm and always talk softly to your cat and pet it as much as you can if it seems scared at the surgery. Some veterinarians encourage owners to hold the cat if it is something basic like vaccinations.

>>>> During your visit to the Pet Veterinary...make a point that your cat knows you are there with them. If you can’t in reality hold your cat, talk to it so it acknowledges you are not very far away. My veterinarian is excellent and my cats will stay put if they recognize I’m closely. As a matter of fact when my cat needed a major surgical operation, we were allowed to visit her in her cage where she was recovering. These regular visits make the entire event  less stressful for them and we were later informed that she perked up when she heard our voices.

>>>> Make sure you know your cats body language. If you see any of the signs of hostility, let the veterinarian know [he will probably know about it anyway] and remove your hands off your cat. You do not wish to chance getting bitten or scratched and your cat will be very confused if it recognizes it has hurt you.

If your cat is being neutered or spayed, find out the earliest you'll be able to see it after them after the surgery to reassure them.

>>>> Veterinarians will only immunize your cat if it is healthy so do not bring it in for its shots if it is sick in any way. When your cat receives its annual booster shots, ask your veterinarian to give your cat a generalized check up of ears, teeth, eyes, gums and so forth also its overall physical condition.

Hopefully this will be the single time the vet sees your cat annually.

Remember that cats or kittens are very similar to little kids. Visits to the vet [or physician] will be a requirement from time to time. Your actions can make the visit as stress free as it can be and that is what all of us want.


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