Taking your Scottish Fold cat to the vet can be a chore in it self, because all animals have a sense of why they are there, and most of the time they do not want to be there in the first place. In order, to prepare a Scottish Fold, for a trip to your local veterinarian’s office, there are certain strategies that you must know before hand. These strategies are simply examples of how you can go about getting a cat to enter a pet carrier, so that you can safely transport your cat to the vet’s office.
When you first bring your Scottish Fold home, you will want to get him or her used to using the pet carrier as his or her bathroom area, that way you could get your Scottish Fold cat used to going in the crate by sitting a litter box in there. This way your Scottish Fold cat will not see the crate as something to be afraid of, instead the Scottish Fold will be happy to get in the crate when it is time to go to the vet’s office.
However, next time you try to take your furry feline to the vet’s office, you may have a much harder time getting the Scottish Fold cat to enter the crate. Not at all next time you will just have to throw a toy or something in there that the cat plays with and bingo, you are ready to go to the vet’s office again.
Some people may consider this devious, but it is not. Many people today are on certain time schedules, and do not always have time to chase a Scottish Fold cat all over the house, while trying to take it to the vet’s office.
The main reason people use pet carriers when they take their cat to the vet, is because cats’ have claws and could scratch you good if you try to hold them while driving to the vet’s office. Therefore, if you are on your way to the veterinarian’s office, and suddenly your cat jumps out of your arms while you are driving, simply just keep on driving and leave all the windows up on the vehicle until you get to the animal clinic or the cat will jump out of the car.
However, if you are still having trouble getting your Scottish Fold into a crate, so you can take it to the vet’s office, try using treats. All cats’ love treats and will go just about anywhere you want them to, if you offer treats in return. When using treats, you should have no problems getting your cat to enter his or her crate. Mainly because, all you would have to do is throw one or two pieces of the treats in the crate and watch your cat run after them when he or she does, simply close the door behind them and now you can head to the vet’s office like you planned.