A regular checkup at your veterinarian’s office is very important. However, this process can be extremely stressful for cats and often for you as the owner, making it an unpleasant experience. Here at Cat Specialist, we understand that some pets don’t enjoy their visits. They just do not comprehend that we are only trying to help them.
There are a few things that you, the owner, can do to help your cat stay calm throughout the entire process. Keep reading to find out what they are!
First, you want to make sure that you always stay calm. Since our pets feed off of our emotions, this will help to keep your cat relaxed. If you are stressed, your cat is much more likely to be stressed as well.
While in the waiting room, your cat will see a lot of new faces and animals. They will be introduced to unfamiliar smells and hear sounds that they are not used to. To make the waiting room a more enjoyable place, keep your cat is in his or her carrier which can feel like a safe zone.
You should also bring your cat's favorite blanket and toys. This will help them to feel at home. You can put these items in the carrier and even take them out and put them beside your cat during the examination.
Lastly, give your cat regular checkups. We do not mean that you need to bring your cat to the veterinarian’s office monthly, but rather you, their owner, can give them periodic checkups. This will allow you to make sure that there is nothing visibly wrong with your cat and will also get them used to this process.
Although bringing your cat to the veterinarian’s office can be stressful, there are things that you can do to make it an overall less frightening experience for your feline friend. For more tips, give us a call today!