Welcome back to The Ultimate Cat Guide! Today I’m talking about taking your cat to the vet. If you have a cat, you will always have to go to the vet at least once a year for checkups and vaccinations. The first thing you’ll have to do is try to get your cat into the carrier.
When I help take the cats to the vet, we usually get the carriers out in the morning, find the cats, and just gently shove them in. You will have to be ready to get scratched or maybe even bitten, because cats do not like the vet. At all. When you are taking the cat to the vet, they will probably be meowing very sweetly and sadly. But don’t listen to them! They’re playing you like a fiddle! And I speak from experience when I say this- They will cry so sweetly, you will start crying. But you need to speak to them calmly. You need to enforce calm emotions to the cat.
I recommend just gently telling them things like “It’s going to be okay” or “This is what’s best for you”. Even though most cats can’t understand words (some do…) cats can feel emotions, and it helps if your calm. When you get to the vet, try to set your carrier away from other animals. Then once you get called into the room, just let the vet do their thing. They will tell you if your doing something wrong with your care, and how to fix it. Other than that, just follow the vet’s instructions. I also want to talk about surgery care for cats, pre-op, during, and post-op. If your kitty needs surgery to help them feel better, follow your vet’s instructions to the letter.
Most cases, wether it’s a minor or major surgery, you will probably need to follow an eating schedule. When one of my cats, Ted, had to have a minor surgery, he couldn’t eat or drink anything past 10:00 pm. This is to keep anything from happening inside your cat while your cat is under anesthesia. While your cat is begging operated on, you might feel some stress. I know I did! Just take some deep breaths. Your little kitty is going to feel better after everything. So just sit down, maybe watch a movie or two while you wait for the vet to call you and tell you it’s okay to come get your cat. After the surgery, your kitty have a cone on and be tired. It’s crucial to leave the cones on because that is to keep the kitty from licking the stitches off. Your cat may also act a little goofy, but that’s just the anesthesia wearing off. If there are any restrictions you need to do for your cat, the vet will tell you. Thanks for reading!