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First, the main mode of transporting the cat is the pet carrier.
Measures should be taken to try and get the cat to refrain from
associating this with only visits to the vet.
This is because the prospect
of visiting the vet is never an enjoyable one in the cat’s mind.
Therefore, taking the cat out in the pet carrier for less stressful
reasons will help to confuse the cat sufficiently, so that it does not
associate the carrier with the vet visits.
Cats often find the carrier confining, which leads to their natural
dislike and aversion towards it. Adding a favorite toy in with the cat
may help to eliminate some of the stress the cat undergoes while
being confined to such as small place.
Placing a cloth over the carrier
when in transit will also help to reassure the cat and calm it down as
the darkness will give it some sense of quiet and perhaps even
encourage a nap.
Taking the trouble to find a good and caring vet that is inclined to
make the animal feel comfortable before actually starting the
examination session is also another thing to consider when it comes
getting the cat calm and accepting. If the cat is comfortable, then it is
less likely to squirm and create a fuss. This will also be less stressful
for both the owner and the cat. Some vets keep treats handy to try
and get the cat to calm down and be more settled during the visit.