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Helping Lower Your Cat’s Anxiety at the Vet

April 19, 2013

We all know how anxious some animals can get when it’s time to load up and go to the vet. But this seems to be more so when it is dealing specifically with your cat. Below are some ideas to help your cat or kitten cope with vet visits.

THE CAR RIDE

AT THE HOSPITAL

For those last minute trips to the vet, where you don’t have the time to take care of those things listed above, try these:

You may try placing lavender extract on some tissue, old rag, or the animals favorite blanket or toy and placing it in the carrier roughly 30 minutes before needing to load the cat up. Studies have shown that the scent of lavender has calming affects for animals with high anxiety while in a car. It has also shown that cats who spray, spray less or less frequently and sometimes not at all while in there carrier that is accented with lavender.

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