Diffuse feline pheromones at home and apply pheromone wipes to carrier 30-60 mins before appointment to reduce stress.
Use Calming Pheromones
Request the first appointment of the day or right after lunch to limit time in the waiting room around other pets.
Minimize Wait Times
Place a worn t-shirt with your scent or favorite blanket in the carrier to comfort your cat during the visit.
Bring Familiar Items
Give tasty treats, play, and affection during and after the vet visit to create positive associations.
Request exams and procedures be done with the carrier on the table to avoid excessive restraint.
Ask for Minimal Handling
For extremely fearful cats, ask your vet about prescribing oral medication to take before appointments.
Speak softly and pet your cat during the visit to reassure them. Cats pick up on owner anxiety.