CAT VET VISITS
How to help your cat’s fear of 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.