Many people have experienced the stress of trying to get a cat into a carrier to go to the vet. But it doesn’t have to be traumatic for you or your cat.
This video describes some of the steps involved in cats getting used to being in a carrier, which will help decrease their stress when going to the veterinarian. Showing a live demonstration of putting the carrier in a familiar place and having food available to entice the cat into the carrier. Step one is to start with an open carrier (no top) and adding the top after about a week. This process should only take a few weeks to go from being afraid of the carrier to the cat walking into the carrier and allowing you to shut the door without panic.
This video was made as a class project for the “Companion Animal Behavior Therapy” class at the University of California-School of Veterinary Medicine.
If you need help with your pet, please contact us at Full Circle Veterinary Care. We are happy to guide you to a professional who can help!