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Tips for taking your cat to the vet?

2018-12-11 10:51 #0 by: Evelina

I have to take my cat, Maja, to the vet and she has always hated the traveling part to the vet and the vet visit. Does anyone have any tips to make it less traumatic?

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2018-12-11 18:52 #1 by: Leia

My nana always puts her cat in her shopping trolley!

It's big, square and sturdy so the cat is a lot calmer than if she was shoved in a small carrier. We also leave it in the living room and cat uses it to sleep and hide in, that way shes used to it before she has to go in it. Just make sure you have a leash on your cat for extra security!

All the best, Leia

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2018-12-12 10:40 #2 by: Niklas

#0: How are you traveling? Perhaps you can change from car to bus, or vice versa. How long is the trip? Do you have a vet that is closer?

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2018-12-12 13:35 #3 by: Evelina

#1 My cats would certainly escape from that haha. Maja knows How to open her carrier now too but I reinforced it so she couldnt. But maybe in the future something like that could work because she is too heavy to carry 😂🤔

We went yesterday, by bus, which was a 20 minute mortifying journey for both of us. She sounded like a demon cat the whole time lol. So on the way back we took an Uber, but it didnt matter she still screamed the whole way home haha. But it was less embarrasing for me at least.

Once we were at the vet she was totally chill. She just doesnt like being in moving things. Like cars, buses, trains, the subway, the elevator, or the escalator. She is fine when I am simply walking with her in the carrier.

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2018-12-12 13:46 #4 by: Niklas

Would it have been possible to have her in your lap when you sat in the Uber?

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2018-12-12 14:18 #5 by: Evelina

She was sitting in my lap in the carrier. I think she gets movement sickness. She acted the same when she was a kitten on the journey from Uppsala. 😢

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2018-12-12 15:33 #6 by: Niklas

Okay. Are there motion sickness pills for cats?

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2018-12-12 15:53 #7 by: Evelina

#6 there is some sort of shot but it’s not prescribed lightly.

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2018-12-12 22:16 #8 by: Leia

aww bless her! What did she have to go to the vet for if you don't mind me asking??

All the best, Leia

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2018-12-13 08:20 #9 by: Evelina

#8 ya know how she has extra toes? One of her special toes had an overgrown claw that was growing into her paw. She wouldn’t let me cut it, she kept trying to bite me 😅. So I took her to the vet so they could cut all of her special claws because they are hard to cut and she is sensitive about them. The vets said she was an angel and didn’t even yell. I was like really? Because when I try she is screaming and tries to bite me lol. But she is all good now. 😁

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2018-12-13 10:22 #10 by: Niklas

#7: Okay. Can she see out of the cage? For humans watching the horizon is recommended to lower the risk of motion sickness. If you try to put a see-through cage on something so that she can see the horizon in all directions in the car, she might feel better about it. Or perhaps a thick pillow in your lap so she gets up high.

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