If you don't already own a carrier, there are a couple of things you should keep in mind when buying one.
- Be sure it is convenient for you, your cat and your veterinarian.
- Keeping the carrier out in your home and putting favorite treats or toys inside helps train your cat to see the carrier as a safe place.
While there are many carriers on the market, it is best to choose one that has both a top opening and possibly an additional opening on the side.
- Top-loading carriers are much easier for placing your cat inside. Your cat can easily go into and out of an opening on the side.
- Other options include carriers on which the top half is removable,
so the cat can remain in the carrier during the examination.
Getting your cat out of the carrier can be simple.
- Never dump the cat out of the carrier.
- Either let your cat walk out or gently remove your cat from the carrier.