Learn what cat anxiety looks like, what its possible causes are, and what you can do to make your cat feel safe every step of the way: inside the carrier, during the ride and in the clinic. Ask for help from your vet if travel and clinic visits are challenging. They can provide the optimal solution for your cat.
Travel and vet visit anxiety in cats
Trips to the vet can upset even the calmest of cats. The unfamiliarity of the carrier, a rough ride, a noisy or crowded clinic — these and more can trigger signs of anxiety in your cat.
Cats feel anxious when they think there is a possible threat to their safety and security. The feeling escalates to fear when they perceive the threat becoming real.
It is important that you learn to recognise your cat’s signs of anxiety, because cats do not show their emotions as openly as dogs. Instead of ‘acting out’, they tend to withdraw and become quiet.
The signs of acute anxiety in cats are relatively easy to recognise after you have learned them.
Many factors can trigger anxiety in a cat.
Ask for help from your vet if travel and clinic visits are challenging. They can provide the optimal solution for your cat.
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