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5 Tips for Making Your Cat Carrier Kitty's Happy Place

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

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Do you live with a cat who will do anything to avoid getting near a pet carrier? It doesn't have to be that way.

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Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 8:44 am
These are excellent ideas. I always tricked Michel by placing treats in the carrier.

Ruth C (87)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 8:46 am
I have really good kitties, so I never have a problem putting them in the carriers when I take them out.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 9:00 am
wanna adopt a Kitty-Cat :-))

Ljiljana Milic (116)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 9:43 am
There are some good ideas and suggestions in this article. This weekend we shall make our carriers a part of furniture. Thank you Cher.

Sara P (57)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 10:48 am
I will try! Thanks Cher.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 12:24 pm
Make the carrier a REAL happenin' place ~ a pinch of nippers or a shot of FeliWay.

Dianne D (490)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 1:37 pm
This probably isn't a bad idea. I try to sneak the carrier out the day before the vet appointment and hide it in my car. If any of the cats see the carrier, then I won't see them until they are sure they aren't the ones being taken to the vet. When I bring the cat home that had to go to the vet, I put the carrier on the floor and open the door and let the cat come out when they want, which is often quickly, but the other cats can't wait to take turns going in and out of the carrier and playing in it. Be sure to take the door off the carrier if you are going to keep it available for the cats to go in and out of. I had a carrier on the floor, one of the cats went in and another cat pushed the door shut and a toy got stuck under the door, trapping the cat inside and it started to panic. I'd hate to think what might have happened if I wasn't there.

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 1:57 pm
Thank you.

Sheila D (194)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 3:31 pm
Used to leave ours out, doors off, and comfy blanket inside...much too inviting for them to ignore.

. (0)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 3:35 pm
I don't know..the actual site of the carrier causes hysteria.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 4:51 pm
Never worked with my cat. It is always exhausting until we can leave the house.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 8:55 pm
Meow, sounds like a great idea Barbara D!

Shawna S (45)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 9:37 pm
Great tips. Works for crate training dogs as well.
Thanks for sharing :")

Lily T (0)
Friday September 27, 2013, 11:06 pm
Yup! We leave a couple open carriers out with pillows in them year-round, the kitties love sleeping in them. Of course, they still don't love going to the vet, or being kept in there during the car ride, but having a familiar and comforting bed makes the trip much less stressful for the both of us. :)

Lynn Lyster (25)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 8:47 am
Unfortunately I'm reading this when I need to get my cat into carrier immediately for an emergency trip to vet. Out of Feliway . . . Guess I'll have to don my heavy coat and welding gloves.
I'll do better in future. Thanks.
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