The Dreaded Cat Vet Visit



CatInCarrierIf you are concerned about bringing kitty into the veterinary office, you are not alone. Some owners put off bringing their cats in for physical exams until late in a disease process. Cats are wired to hide any of their problems in nature so they are not targets for larger animals that wish to harm them. They are great at it.

There are some good techniques for making the transportation and the vet experience much better. We can help.


  • FeliwayImageGet them used to the carrier. Put it out days to weeks before. Put very tasty treats, catnip, and toys in the carrier.
  • Pick up some “kitty happy pheromone” called Feliway and spray in the cage and on a towel. We have this available in our office.
  • Make appointment – We will try to schedule you at the right time to minimize noise and get you into a room quickly
  • Once in the room, open the carrier and let them explore. We will have already sprayed some of the Feliway in the room and on a towel.

Each time you visit, the kitty will usually get more and more relaxed and you will too. If you have a specific question, please don’t hesitate to call or email us.

-Dr Jim.

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James Cosby II
James Cosby II
posted 6 months ago

I have utilized the boarding facility numerous times over the past 3 years. The staff is friendly and courteous. I own 4 American Bullies and they do a wonderful job with them. They treat my dogs as I would treat my dogs and that's with the utmost love and care. The facility is immaculate. I have them wash my dogs and they do a superb job. I highly recommend them if you are looking for boarding and/or grooming. Utilizing their services is money well spent.

Cheryl Posey
Cheryl Posey
posted 1 month ago

I've been taking my dogs to Dr Jim for almost 16 years and can't say enough good things about him, the other vets and staff. Everyone has taken such good care of my pets, I can't imagine going anywhere else. I truly believe that if it weren't for the excellent care my Pomeranian Fiona has received during the past three years with Dr Jim, thst she wouldn't be here with me today.

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