Wrangling your cat and getting them into a carrier can be a very stressful event. This can put you off bringing your cat to the vet and it means they might miss out on essential health check ups, vaccinations and preventative care.
If you think about it, in your cat's mind, nothing good ever comes after being shoved into a carrier. While our canine friends get to leave the house for pleasurable walks and trips to the beach, most cats are invariably taken somewhere a lot less exciting!
Please remember that all pets should be secured in the car, not just for their safety but also yours.
Here are our top tips for reducing cat carrier stress:
• First up: ask us about the pheromone spray we have available to help your cat feel more secure and safe while in the carrier.
• Bring a towel that smells like home to cover the carrier when you arrive here.
• Try not put the carrier down near a strange dog - that instantly creates stress.
• At home, store the carrier in a part of your house that smells familiar. Give your cat the chance to rub her scent on the carrier.
• Try to associate the carrier with good things! Place food in the carrier or special treats (you can find some healthy, nutritious treats for cats here).