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Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by hayleyb, Jul 2, 2009.


  1. hayleyb

    hayleyb PetForums VIP

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    this is a long shot out there and i think i already no the answer altho i hope i am wrong. :eek:

    i am havin real probs gettin sheldon in his carrier, we are goin to vets 2day at 10:15. ive tried treats but he pops his paw in grabs it and off he runs. so an idea i had, i have a pop up play house for him. see link below

    POP UP PLAY HOUSE – CATS, KITTENS, RABBITS ETC - BLUE - on eBay (end time 03-Jul-09 02:30:00 BST)

    it zips up at the front so he cudnt get out. does anyone think this will be ok for him to go to vets in or a little dangerous?
     
  2. Izzie999

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    Hi,

    I would say it would be a bit dangerous, I have had a cat destroy a fabric carrier by bursting out the zip lol, luckily i managed to nab him before disaster struck. Is there any way that once he is in that you can fit it into a proper carrier and then remove the cube leaving cat in carrier? maybe do it in the bathroom or somewhere small so he can't escape?

    It is such a pain when they don't like carriers, for future visits it might be worth trying him with a few drops of rescue remedy and spraying the carrier with feliway. I had one that was terrified because he had his tail caught in one at the breeders and after that it was so difficult to catch him. Leave the carrier out all time, putting treats in or a fave blanket, always reward him if he goes in it even for just a few minutes.

    Good luck!

    Izzie
     
  3. hayleyb

    hayleyb PetForums VIP

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    i thought so. oh dear, good job you have fast reaction time he he

    the carrier is out at al times and he sleeps in there. he has a lovely blanket in which is his own so nothin on the blanket to avoid. he used to be great until i think his injections and neutering.

    he is a very clingy cat with me and i think he feels wen he goes in the carrier hes gettin shipped away and not comin home. even tho the only time ive left his was wen he got neutered.

    i better get my boxin gloves ready for the fight he he
     
  4. mypets

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    can you not get a carrier that opens at the top too? then put him in like that..
     
  5. hayleyb

    hayleyb PetForums VIP

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    yea i think ill have to have a look for another kind. maybe he'll get one for his birthday lol.

    i jst dunno how im gonna get him in in 45 mins lol. life wud be much easier if i cud stick him in a carrier lol
     
  6. Izzie999

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    Well the longest it took me with Bo was three hours, yes you read that right, 3 hours! by which time the poor cat was exhausted and I was covered in scratches. We did finally get him over his fear, he wasn't brilliant but we could get him in the carrier without an epic battle. I blame his breeder who had just left him to his devices after the carrier incident, he used to back up away from people like he was cornered, poor boy! Badly socialised and badly handled.

    I hope you have a less stressful time getting him there. Im sure he will be fine!

    Izzie
     
  7. mypets

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    i just grab mine and shove them in...they dont like it but its the only way lol...i dont hurt them or nothing...they quickly turn around and try to get bk out when they relise what iv done
     
  8. hayleyb

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    i no its awful. last time took me and oh to get him in and there was fur flyin scratches and cryin on his behalf. i felt so nasty. im evil mammy wen it comes to the vets.
     
  9. Izzie999

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    Hi,

    Is it just a check up he is having? I always hate taking them to the vets. Its funny how they know the difference between going to the vets and going to a show lol! Sandy will casually stroll in when he sees all the show stuff out and then just hop into his carrier, if he doesn't see the "big bag" you have to carry him in lol!

    I hope he is ok!

    Izzie
     
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    Hiya hope you managed to get him in ok! Hope his visit goes ok :)
     
  11. hayleyb

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    well it was better than last time. i wrapped him in the blanket and shoved him in lol.
    he's still in a mood tho.

    vets went great nothin wrong with him. he may have a mild for of Asthma which is makin him pant and his sickness was simply due to hair balls. so all in all i have a unhappy healthy cat he he
     
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    ohh soo pleased he's OK! :)
     
  13. Izzie999

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    Hi,

    Oh bless him, and hair balls are so yucky! have you ever tried him with malt? I think the pet shops do a fur ball remedy! The heat could be making his asthma worse so hopefully if the weather cools down his asthma will settle, I feel so sorry for animals and people with Asthma and hayfever etc, this weather is so tough for them!

    Just give him plenty of fuss this afternoon.... when he starts talking to you again that is lol;)

    Izzie
     
  14. hayleyb

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    well we have jst enjoyed an hour outside so i think he is talkin to me. i suffer with hayfever so i no how he feels really. im thinkin bout gettin a air purifier which may help him.

    i will have a look into hairball remedies, i brush him daily to get rid of some lose hairs but obviously not them all. the vet said all cats shud have access to grass and hes jst been eatin some more. good job i have some great stain remover for my carpet lol

    thanx all for you concerns i shall tel him and he will be chuffed of the attention he he
     
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    There area few vets bout that offer a home service which may be a good idea for cats that don't like the trip.
     
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    I would desensitise him to being put in the carrier. Try just putting him in it, carrying him to the next room and let him out. Once you have done that over a period of time, try putting him in the carrier, in the car and round the block for a period of time. If everytime you are put in a carrier you end up at the vet for some thing 'unpleasant' then its no wonder they hate their carriers. They need a few pleasant or neutral ending trips to even it out ;) Might help take the stress out of the actual vet visits.
     
  17. mypets

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    glad everything went well
     
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