Many people put off bringing their cat to the vet as they feel it is just too stressful. As a result, we don’t get to see your feline friend as often as we should and unfortunately, this means many health problems may go undetected. Dental disease, heart disease and kidney disease can sneak up on your cat slowly, often without you noticing.
With this in mind, we would like you to know that there are a few ways we can help reduce the stress associated with vet visits. Our first option is a pheromone spray that you can use in the cat carrier to enable your cat to feel more safe and secure. The pheromone spray is the same pheromone cats release when they feel happy and relaxed. We also recommend you spray it on a towel and use this to cover the cat carrier. This may help your cat feel safe and avoid them making eye contact with patients of the canine variety.
For cats that need some extra help to reduce their anxiety, we do have a medication available that we can give you to administer to your cat before their visit. We just need to have examined your cat within the previous six months – ask us for more information and how we can assist you with this.
When your cat arrives to see us we can move them into an area away from any dogs and will always work closely with you and your cat to reduce any stress associated with a vet visit.
If you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s veterinary visit you should ask us for advice.