How to help your cat’s fear of vet visits?

4 Expert tips:


Help calm your cat in the carrier with FELIWAY Spray

  • FELIWAY Spray releases pheromones to help comfort stressed cats
  • Spray the carrier 15 minutes before you leave the house. Spray each corner once and twice on the floor and ceiling.

Give your cat quiet time after the vet visit

  • Ensure your cat has all their resources (water, food, litter tray etc) accessible in a quiet room
  • Monitor for any changes that may suggest your cat is in pain or there are complications. Follow the advice your vet gave to you when you collected your cat

Give your cat space to recover

  • Let them rest quietly undisturbed
  • Allow your cat to rediscover their home environment at their own pace

Use a FELIWAY Diffuser to comfort them post visit

  • Vet recommended calming solution
  • Plug the diffuser in the room your cat spends majority of their time

We recommend:

FELIWAY Diffuser

Plug into the room where your cat will be spending most of their time in.


Spray the appropriate surfaces and objects for your cat to feel safe and secure on route to their vet visits.

Tips for taking your stressed cat to the vet:

Taking your cat to the vet

Remember, for your cat the vet is a place they associate with things they don’t like. There are strange smells, loud noises and, as if all that wasn’t enough, other animals who, to your cat, are really quite scary.

It’s a good idea to get your cat accustomed to their carrier a few days before the visit - you don’t want your cat only associating the carrier with a scary journey to the vets. To reduce stress we recommend you spray some FELIWAY Spray in your cat’s carrier in the days leading up to vet D-day. By releasing the natural feline reassuring messages, FELIWAY helps provides comfort to your cat when travelling or when at the vets.

Post taking your cat to the vet:

Don't force interaction

It's wonderful to be able to bring your cat home from the vet, but let them rest. Give your cat time to settle back into your home and let them come to you when they are ready.

Reassuring your cat to aid their recovery

Calming pheromones can be very useful to help your cat re-acclimatise to your home environment and support their recovery. The FELIWAY Diffuser has been designed to reassure cats in temporary stressful situations. Ideally plug the diffuser 1-2 days before your cat's return to support your cat as it settles back into your home and routine.