Started - Create a
kinder, gentler visit
Don't teach your pet
that the veterinary practice is a dungeon of terror. Instead,
make the veterinary practice the cookie place where good things
happen. Too hard? Try these tips:
Fast your kitten the day of a veterinary visit. Bring a baggie
of favorite treats that your kitten only gets on special
occasions such as veterinary visits. Try different "bribes"
until you find what makes your kitten do tail flips.
Kittens are individuals. Test, in advance, cooked chicken, tuna
fish, Cheez Whiz, and commercial cat treats.
Kennel train your kitten and take your kitten with you for many
short car rides. Always couple these car rides with your
kitten's favorite treats in the kennel. Talk happy to your
kitten. Praise quiet relaxed behavior. Ignore any
Bring your kitten to the veterinary practice in a favorite
kennel with a big fluffy towel inside. The morning of the
veterinary visit, apply
Feliway to the inside of the kennel. Feliway is a natural
feline pheromone used to lower feline stress.
Do not allow anything bad or painful to happen to your kitten at
the veterinary visit. Remember, you are in charge. Keep
the kitten with you in the exam room for treatments so you can
help distract the kitten.
Bring a big fluffy towel so you can take your kitten out of the
kennel and prevent an escape.
Bring a pillow case as a hiding place for the exam table. Just being able to
hide lowers your cat's stress.
Error-Free Kitten Raising Tips™ and Positive Cat
Parenting™ for your kitten.