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Carrier Suggestions For Cats Who Hate Them?

Discussion in 'Grooming & General Cat Care' started by catalinacat, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. epona

    epona TCS Member Top Cat

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    That is what we do with Jakey - he is the sweetest cat ever but panics about the carrier and I have had scratches due to him panicking over being put in a carrier (this from a cat that would never ever deliberately hurt anyone, he's never even nipped anyone, just he fears the carrier and scrabbles with his back legs) - by far the best way is for my husband to hold the carrier up on end and me deposit Jakey in it, hind legs first - he still wails and scrabbles and is scared and the world is going to end, but gravity helps to get him in, and once he is in he settles down a bit.

    One thing I found helped a lot with carrier acceptance was a small cat bed put in the carrier - it prevents them sliding around inside of the carrier and can provide some comfort.

    A top-loading carrier might also be an option to consider - it would be easier to get a reluctant cat in it without having to take it apart!
     

  2. daftcat75

    daftcat75 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Fun fact. My carrier is 3.8 lbs according to Chewy. So I just set her inside the carrier on the scale and do some math instead of trying to get her to stand still on the baby scale. I love this carrier. The vet was able to do most of the exam with her inside it just by opening up a side and the back. I just wish we didn’t have to use it so frequently lately.
     

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