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Do you have a fur-friend? We currently have one fur-baby, Mittens. She’s about 18 months old… we picked her out from our local shelter… she’s crazy… yet oh-so-cute! I’ve got some tips on preparing your cat for a vet visit plus a $100 giveaway!
Keeping our Mittens healthy is important which means trips to the vet at times. Here are some tips we’ve found helpful. These are tips for planned (non emergency vet visits):
- A few days before heading to the vet, bring their carrying case into their space – this gives them a chance to climb in and out and get comfortable.
- If they have a favorite toy or blanket place it inside the carrying case. I will tilt the case on it’s side and place a blanket inside so Mittens can climb in and out easily.
- Bring some treats along on the vet trip – place one in the box when you put your cat inside and give them another treat while traveling.
- Pet and speak calmly to your cat while traveling to the vet and waiting for your room.
While at the vet make sure your cat is up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations. In 2013, nearly 500 domestic animals within the United States contracted the rabies virus, and cats accounted for more than half of those cases.1 Even indoor cats, like Mittens, are at risk. You can check out Feline Defense, an interactive game, to learn more.
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1 Dyer JL, Yager P, Orciari L, et al. Rabies surveillance in the United States during 2013. JAVMA. 2014; 245 (10):1111-1123.