Practice from time to time a vet examination of your pet at home. Practice handling the paws, looking in the ears, opening the mouth and feeling over the body and legs. Reward the cat by petting, praise and treats.
Associate your cat carrier with good things so that the cat will go into the carrier voluntarily. Place a blanket and a favorite treat or toy inside the carrier and leave the carrier out in the room at all times.
On the day of your vet appointment, encourage your cat to enter the carrier with a treat and bring the cat's favorite blanket, toy and a t-shirt with your scent on it. These items will make your cat comfortable while traveling in the car.
To minimize the stress, try to schedule your vet appointment so that the cat can be placed in an exam room and seen right away. Try to stay calm and positive otherwise your emotions can affect your cat.
When you bring the cat back home from the vet office's it will have the scents of the vet office's. Be sure you leave the cat in the carrier for a few minutes to see how all of the other cats in your home react. The cats that are home may not recognize the cat that went to the vet office's and may attack.
If this is a problem, put your cat in a room by itself with food, water and litter box for 24 hrs. Play with your cats on either side of the door and wait until they are calm before putting them together.
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