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How Does Your Cat Behave at the Vet's Office?

Offbeat  (tags: animals, pets, environment, protection )

- 1954 days ago -
Is yours a terrified trembler? Extroverted explorer? Fractious fighter? How do you handle that?

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Justin M (2)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 11:24 am

michelle t (41)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:50 pm
It can be very frightening for animals going to the vet.

Dianne D (490)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:54 pm
I've had all three. The aggressive ones are the ferals. They may be sick but once they are in the vets office, show no signs of being ill. They are more concern with getting out of there. My little ragdoll, who was the most gentliest cat in the world had 'aggressive' on his chart and I never figured out why. When I asked, no one could answer me but said something must of happen many years ago that they thought he was aggressive.

Christeen A (368)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 1:37 pm
My long time cat hates the vet and my newly rescued cat doesn't mind at all. They have two entirely different personalities. I love cats.

. (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 2:57 pm
My oldest makes these noises in the carrier that sounds like he is being tortured. Out of the carrier, the fur is flying, and he is panting like a dog. A vet experience with him leaves us both drained....

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 3:11 pm
Noted, thanks.

. (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:03 pm
Eddie used to be a sweetheart at the vet's, but since his eyesight has diminished, he's a hissy, spitty, snarling bag of fur. He pouts endlessly when he comes home. Poor little guy.

donald Baumgartner (6)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:20 pm
Posting to FB for my friend Denise!!!

Barb K (1688)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:38 pm
I have no idea how my cats behaved at the vet's because my aides always took them for me while I waited at home.

Glenville J Owen (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 5:01 pm
I take my cats to the window and rest the front of the basket on the sill while holding the rear end. I have to be standing to do this of course, but the fascination of what is happening in the street outside, together with me talking to them from time to time distracts them long enough until their names are called out by the vet.

Carol H (229)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 5:38 pm
noted, thank you Cher

Suzanne L (99)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 7:50 pm
Ours are very good - none of 6 are aggressive. One hides in my hubby's coat sleeve and another one hunkers down in the sink. Our vet is very gentle with cats.

jo M. (3)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 8:32 pm
Doesn't bother my old cat at all, she won't stop purring long enough for the vet to listen to her heart, lungs unless the vet puts her up to the window to distract her. My young, doofus male cat is terrified, sounds as if he is being tortured on the ride into town. My other cat is not overly fond of the whole experience, either.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 9:41 pm
She's a fighter, though she's mellowed somewhat with age.

Caroline S (78)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 1:35 am
She's a very very sweet and calm cat at home but ....when she has to go to the vet she howls all the way and is often ill ( a nigntmare!!! :(( ) .Once there, she's a terrified trembler and tries to hide in my jacket.... but she's never agressive.

Caroline S (78)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 1:51 am
Sh'es a very calm and sweet cat at home but....when she has to go to the vet...she howls all the way and is often ill :(( Once there she is a terrified trembler and tries to hide in my jacket ! But she's never agressive

Ruth C (87)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 9:32 am
My kitties are good at the vet's office.

Kenneth L (314)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 9:52 am
All of the above. Raven was terrified. Gizmo peed on me in the waiting area. Molly was good (it was me who was scared). Kit was in a bad mood. Yoda's life was saved with vitamin K (because he had gotten into rat poison). OJ never went. Little Leo was out of it from being bonked on the head by a car when I rescued him (but recovered perfectly).

Elizabeth H (10)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 3:00 pm

tiffany t (142)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 7:49 pm
Sammy the Siamese is a howler the entire way to the vets office, than we arrive and he is fighter, but I put the muzzle on that covers his eyes and talk to him the entire time, we get through it.

pam w (139)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 10:25 pm
I use the Banfield Pet Hospital, which is located in a large Petsmart store. When we arrive through the automatic doors, my cat, Oliver U. Littleshit (of course he has a full name) begins to HOWL like a the point that literally EVERYONE in Petsmart turns to see which cat is being CRUELLY MURDERED! It's interesting that such a small body can produce those HORRIFIC sounds!

By the time we get to the Banfield desk....they know we're on time for our appointment.

Luckily, they're understanding and I'm no longer PUBLICLY HUMILIATED by Oliver's screaming!


SusanAWAY A (219)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 11:53 pm
Loved that article. I've had all three types :)

Gloria H (88)
Friday January 18, 2013, 1:26 am
I've had 1 cat that would bump the vet's hand for attention. Others were shy. I inherited a deceased friend's cat that became Godzilla. Had to get his shot while being held down with a net. He is usually aloof and shy, but it took 3 people to hold him. He never did get his exam. I think some vet's will do house calls. They better show up with my cat's parole officer next time.

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Friday January 18, 2013, 5:18 am
ours climbs on the vet and wants hugs.

Carlene V (202)
Friday January 18, 2013, 8:10 am
They were always frightened and yowled on the way in the car. One of them, Freckles, would do a soundless yowl, mouth wide open and no sound coming out!
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