well I need advice and I'm Lost on this one... To day I had to take my cat to the vet, I believe she has cistitis.
Well my mom went to work and I had to get her to the vet... but heres the problem I couldn't get her in her basket, I really tryed but she struggled and it was only me. I failed so I had to cancel her appointment.... now I do not know if my mom will call me useless or be ok...
Hehe, you couldn't get her in her basket. My cat goes mental when ever I try to cram him in the basket, you just push them in, blind folding works well too, just put a towel over their eyes and they go in easier. You could have also tried putting a bit of food in there. Don't worry about it though, sure you can get another appointment pretty quickly. She should be ok about it, just say I have booked another appointment and will have another go.
I have had many an experience with loads of cats to the vet, and as you all may know, I have had that head and claw infection with Chester recently, where he was going to the vet every week at the time, now he is once a month.
However, what I wanted to ask you hunter was what exactly is the type of basket?
I have 2 sorts of plastic boxes, a top loader which you drop the cat in from above (These are what the vets recommend) as you can get them out easier after an operation or if the cat is difficult. I also have a front loader, where the door swings open, these are more difficult especially if you have a frightned scramming feline
What I do is quite often get the box out and just leave it open, my 2 then go in and out like a cave but I then put it away. As what happens the cat is associating that box with something nasty like the vets or cattery as that is the only time you tend to get it out and animals are not daft they know this. The car or bus is the next stage of the fear
In the bottom put a cloth or blanket with the animals or your smell on it, but don't do this in a front loading carrier as it will make it harder. I remember I once got told off for taking a cat to the vet for an OP in a front loading box
Your mum will understand, and if you cancel an appointement quick enough you won't get charged, that is in the UK though
As long as the cat drinks plenty of water, cystitis is not life or death so you can hold off for a while. My guess is they will probably give it antibiotics to clear it up.
Well to start with its a large basket which you place the cat in through the top and close it. she put her paws either side of the thing and tried to push off
Yea I had to take her 2 weeks ago, she was ill with Cistitis then, so I had to take her in her basket. Once again my mother want there due to things happening. I took her in a Taxi on the way there (she was screaming) and on the bus on the way back (Screaming) so I can understand why she is like this.
Well I rang up the vet , and they gave her some tablets. Not sure what tho... use them twice a day or something. Well my mom rang me to check how things were and I explain it and she was... semi-OK with it
But I got her tablets and she begins her medical journey again.
And I will have to try familiarize her with the basket I suppose and not fear.
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How is your cat getting on, on its medication? It might be worth while asking your mum to buy one of the pastic or wire type baskets, as these have secure fastenings. I have lost many a cat in the past, with the wicker type, as they do push their paws out through the corner and so get a wide enough gap to make a run for it
They are like ants, leave a small opening and they will find it, guaranteed ;D
She's ok on her medication it's cleared up nicely,
There is a chance she could be on the tablets for the rest of her life. (its cheap enough) and its a must. As for the basket I have talked to my mom about it and the wounds to prove it.... Were going to look into buying a different one.