A vet visit is pure stress for most cats. Strange examinations, an uncanny treatment table, strange hands - but such a walk to the doctor can really be uncomfortable and tears the fur noses out of their beloved routine. As a cat owner, it is your responsibility to make the veterinary visit with the velvet paw as comfortable as possible. Here you can read more about the Dos and Don'ts on site.
There are many pitfalls in the vet visit with the cat, which will be discussed in more detail below. But at the same time, there are various options and tricks that you can apply to each and every ward of the vet's visit to make sure that your tiger-tiger does not become anxious and panicky, whether on the road, in the waiting room or during the examination.
1. Drive to the vet
Do not worry: If you do not carry your dog in a transport box on the way to the vet, you risk both your cat's life and your own. A simply sitting in the car cat can be thrown in an accident by the whole car. In addition, there is a risk that she suddenly jumps on your lap while driving and you become inattentive.
Do: Always transport your cat in the car in a secure cat transport box. These fasten with the seat belt or take someone else, who holds the basket while driving. It is important that your cat does not connect negative things with the transport box. The best way to get your salon lion used to the box. Recommended are treats and a cozy blanket inside.
2. In the waiting room
Do not worry: The waiting room can sometimes cause more stress than the treatment room. There are other animals that are probably not relaxed, and especially dogs that may be scared of their pets, and in the worst case there is a tense and boring mood at the same time. So do not let your cat out of her box - she might panic, for example, or even get into a fight with her mates, dogs or other animals.
Do: Create a relaxed mood by radiating calm and serenity. Cats have an incredible sense of mood and take it masterfully. If you are calm and relaxed, your fur nose will be more relaxed. The Miez must necessarily remain in their transport box. Tip: turn them so that your cat is watching you and not the big dog sitting across from you. If your girl sees that everything is fine with you, she feels better herself.
3. In the treatment room
Do not: Do not just give your cat to an employee for treatment. If you leave your velvet paw alone with strangers, they will certainly be very scared. Also, if you go along, you should not pity your "crying" cat, as this increases the fear. Pity and encouragement confirm your Miez in her fears that something is wrong and threatens danger when even you seem worried.
Do: Be calm and confident in the treatment room, just behave normally, as always. Your cat should always feel that you are with her and that all is well. Depending on what the vet does, you can also help actively and hold or fix the patient, for example. A relaxed basic broadcast is the alpha and omega, especially during the examination and treatment.