If you’re struggling to get your cat to the veterinarian for routine health checks, you’re not alone. Countless other cat owners struggle with this exact same issue on a regular basis. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make taking your cat to the veterinarian a much easier process.
Here’s what you need to know.
The first thing you need to do is get your cat comfortable in their carrier. Ideally, you should have a fabric carrier for your cat, especially if they have a nervous personality. This can help prevent them from injuring themselves on the way to the vet’s office. To get your cat used to their carrier, make a habit of leaving it out in the open at home. If you want, you can even put treats inside to encourage them to explore.
It’s also important to make sure your cat is comfortable in the car. Once they’re used to being in and around their carrier, make practice runs taking them out to the car, and then drive around the block. This can help familiarize your cat with the sensation of being in the car.