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Vet Visits Don’t Have To Be Stressful

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Vet Visits Don’t Have To Be Stressful
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Once you arrive at Country Grove Veterinary Clinic, as soon as we can, we will welcome you into our feline-friendly Examination Room. We have made changes to decrease the stress and provide a more calming environment for you and your cat. Our staff are well trained in feline-friendly handling and have an understanding of feline specific behavior. We also use snuggly blankets and aromatherapy specifically tailored to cats, to help give your cat a calmer visit, and increase the quality of care given. 

Coming Home and Keeping the Peace in a Multi-cat Household

Cats are very sensitive to smells, and unfamiliar smells can result in one cat no longer recognizing another. Help avoid problems cats perceiving the other as a stranger following a veterinary visit. Leave the returning cat in the carrier for a few minutes to see how all of your cats react. If you sense tension between the cats, or if previous home-comings have resulted in conflict, keep the cat in the carrier and take it to a separate room to avoid potential injury from an upset cat. Provide food, water, and litter box for a minimum of 24 hours while it regains the more familiar smell of home. A synthetic feline pheromone (Feliway®) can help provide the sense of familiarity.

For Future visits:

  • Use familiar bedding or clothing with your scent, as it retains the smell of home and helps with re-introduction.  Use the feline pheromone, Feliway.
  • Bring both cats to the vet together.  This can help prevent future conflict as both cats will carry the scent of the clinic and car trip.
American Association of Feline Practitioners