Cats can be a little tricky, but there are several steps you can take to make transporting them to our hospital a bit easier. First, you should get your cat accustomed to their carrier. Make sure the carrier is clean, secure, and spacious enough for them to turn around in. To make the carrier more appealing, include a shirt, blanket or towel lightly sprayed with lavender scent or calming pheromones. There are different types of commercial pheromones you can find at your local pet store, and we would be happy to offer recommendations.
You should also give your cat time to relieve themselves before their appointment, and avoid rushing to put them in their carrier. Bring along a favorite toy or object (such as a grooming brush), and some of their favorite treats, too.