Taking Your Cat to the Vet

Taking Your Cat to the Vet

There’s a special kitty holiday coming up! August 22nd is Take Your Cat To The Vet Day. Of course, we aren’t suggesting that all of our feline patients should come in that specific day. We’d be overflowing with kitties! While that would be an adorable problem to have, it could be a bit of a cat-astrophe. However, it’s important to keep up with your kitty’s veterinary care needs. In this article from Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet, serving Louisville and surrounding areas, a local veterinarian discusses taking Fluffy to the vet.

The Carrier

Choose a carrier that’s comfy and inviting. You may find ones that open on top easier to get your cat in and out of. Put some bedding and some fun toys in the carrier, to make it more inviting for your furry pal. You may also want to leave it out between appointments, so your kitty gets used to it.

Getting Ready

Before you head out, spend some extra time with Fluffy. Cuddle her, play with her, and get her a special treat or toy. This will help her feel loved, and reinforce her bond and trust for you.

The Trip

Most kitties aren’t purrticularly fond of car rides. In fact, in many cases, the drive is actually far more upsetting to our feline friends than the appointment is. Part of this is because cats are such homebodies. Even kitties that are allowed to go outdoors usually stick close to home. (Note: we really recommend keeping cats indoors.) Fluffy also doesn’t really understand mechanics, and is often frightened by the sound and movement of the car. Talk to your cute pet in a calm, gentle tone, and play some soothing music on the radio. We also recommend keeping the window cracked, so your furry friend always has fresh air flowing back to her. If your kitty is extremely nervous, ask your vet about using cat-calming products.

Coming Home

Fluffy will probably calm down very quickly once you get her back home. To get her little motor going again, give her a new toy or special treat, and tell her she’s a good kitty. After all, happy cats are healthy cats!

Please reach out to Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet, serving Louisville and surrounding areas, for all of your cat’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!

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