Tips For Taking Your Cat To The Vet

August 22nd is Take Your Cat To The Vet Day! Of course, Fluffy would probably prefer to continue her usual schedule of naps and meditation. An Aurora, CO vet offers some advice on bringing Fluffy to see her doctor in this article.


Many of our feline patients would benefit from more frequent visits. Of course, your furball’s needs will change as she ages. Kittens need a few appointments in that first year. Microchipping and spay/neuter surgery are all on the agenda, along with exams, vaccinations, and parasite control. For adult cats, the focus should generally be on wellness and preventative care. Senior cats need some extra care and attention, and often need to come in a bit more. Ask your vet for more information.

Carrier Comfort

Always bring your kitty to the office in a carrier. It’s much safer! You can make the carrier more comfortable by adding bedding and toys.

Driving Over

While many of our canine patients really, really, really love car rides, cats are collectively unimpressed. Fluffy often gets quite scared in moving vehicles! Try to make the trip a little easier on your feline pal. Turn a radio on, and, in warmer weather, keep the air conditioner running and a window cracked. If you can, avoid potholes, sharp turns, and sudden stops or starts.

Calming The Furball

If your feline friend is extremely scared of cars, you may want to ask about using pet-calming products, such as treats or sprays. These can help soothe Fluffy, and keep her a bit calmer.

Use The Time

Kitties are pretty self-sufficient, but they are still quite small and fragile, and need lots of good TLC to stay happy, healthy, and purring. Make the best of this time, and ask for specific care tips. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about Fluffy’s diet or care needs. That’s why we’re here!

Coming Home

No matter how displeased Fluffy is with being taken out of her kingdom and brought somewhere else, she’ll probably settle down pretty quickly when you get her back home. A new toy or perhaps some catnip would not be inappropriate. Your furball will resume her normal kitty activities in no time!

Do you need to bring your furry buddy in for an exam? Contact us, your Aurora, CO animal hospital, for all of your kitty’s veterinary care needs!

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