Cat Care and resources for your feline friend.
Cat Travel Tips
- Get cats used to carriers from kittenhood. If not then, now.
- Leave the carrier in conspicuous location in your home. If it can’t be there all the time, at least sit it out a few days before the appointment.
- Feed treats/canned food or cat nip in carrier during the days before the visit.
- Consider using Feliway, a synthetic copy of the feline facial pheromone, used by cats to mark their territory safely and securely.
- Take your cat on short rides in the carrier (not to the Vet’s office).
- Travel on nearly empty stomach – to avoid car sickness.
- Top opening carriers work best, but if your carrier only opens in the front, you can stand it on end and ease your cat down into it hind legs first.
- Put a small blanket or article of clothing in with them.
- If your cat gets nervous in the waiting room, let us know when you arrive and we will move you to an exam room right away.
Is it okay to feed my cat milk?
We generally do not recommend feeding milk to cats. A cat’s digestive system does not digest milk well. Feeding milk to your cat can cause diarrhea, which can lead to further nutritional problems (your cat won’t be able to absorb nutrients from his/her food.)
What foods aren’t safe for my pets?
It is dangerous to feed any of your animals the following items: chocolate, grapes, raisins, currants, fatty table scraps, onions, garlic, compost, macadamia nuts, unbaked bread dough, alcohol, sugar-free gum, candy, xylitol, and any type of human medications or household cleaners.