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post #1 of 26
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We are going to make an appointment to get Davidson fixed in a few days- when your kitties got fixed, did you take anything of theirs to have with them? I wonder about this because, whenever I have any of my clothes on the bed, Davidson will cuddle with them like crazy- only with clothes I've worn, nothing clean, mind you.

Do you think it would be a good idea to take with the shirt I wore the night before? (just an old t-shirt) Just so he has my scent with him? He's so dependant on me, its insane. He goes nuts when I leave... this is why I ask, would it be better for him to have that?
post #2 of 26
Definately! Just put in the case with him.
post #3 of 26
I never did but I never thought about that... sounds like a great idea!
post #4 of 26
It won't do any harm and anything that makes him feel more relaxed can only be good, put it in his carrier and tell them that you would like them to keep it with him, I would just made sure it is an old one incase you don't get it back
post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by Anakat View Post
It won't do any harm and anything that makes him feel more relaxed can only be good, put it in his carrier and tell them that you would like them to keep it with him, I would just made sure it is an old one incase you don't get it back
I was just going to wear a plain white t-shirt to bed the night before, just in case he has an accident on it or something, it won't be a big deal.
post #6 of 26
If he is that attached to you, than I am sure it wouldn't hurt.
post #7 of 26
Yes, give him one of your worn shirts that smell like you, and his favorite mousey. Since he's a boy, chances are, he won't be at the vet's more than a day...you'll probably take him home the same day!
post #8 of 26
It's a good idea.
My Vet allows toys, blankets, cat personal stuff to be with the cat in the kennel while they are recovering.

Not sure what the protocol at your Vet's office is, but our vet insists that the boys and girls stay overnight after alter-surgery. I think it's a comfort for them to have something that smells and feels like home.
post #9 of 26
When Spike and Leo got fixed, we sent them over with a blanket they sleep on a lot.
post #10 of 26
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It's a good idea.
My Vet allows toys, blankets, cat personal stuff to be with the cat in the kennel while they are recovering.

Not sure what the protocol at your Vet's office is, but our vet insists that the boys and girls stay overnight after alter-surgery. I think it's a comfort for them to have something that smells and feels like home.
Yup... they keep them overnight, thats why I wanted to know if it would be okay to have something like that with him, I wasn't sure if it would help, or stress him out more?
I'll have to take his favorite ball too, just so he's got something to do

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Originally Posted by wookie130 View Post
Yes, give him one of your worn shirts that smell like you, and his favorite mousey. Since he's a boy, chances are, he won't be at the vet's more than a day...you'll probably take him home the same day!
Unfortunately, they keep him overnight, which is why I'm a bit concerned.
post #11 of 26
Kenz, the place I got my 2 fixed at require you to bring a twel or blanket from home....1 for them to lay on it, and the scent is familiar, and I'm guessing it keeps them more relaxed less nervous.... it made me feel better too...
post #12 of 26
I never thought to do that, but it couldn't hurt
post #13 of 26
I say go for it! Definitely. I bet he'll appreciate having his meowmy's smell close to him.
post #14 of 26
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I say go for it! Definitely. I bet he'll appreciate having his meowmy's smell close to him.
I hope so, I just didn't want him to be stressed out more than he'll already be.
post #15 of 26
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I was just going to wear a plain white t-shirt to bed the night before, just in case he has an accident on it or something, it won't be a big deal.
That's exactly what I did when I had to take Zoey to stay at the vets all day once. I think it helps them to be able to have our scent near.
post #16 of 26
Yup, I did that for Luna. actually I should change out the sweater since it now smells like basement...

Anyhoo, yes, she is a lot calmer in the car ride and most vets encourage it.
post #17 of 26
Thread Starter 
I think when we go to his vet trip tomorrow for a checkup, I'm going to put one in the carrier, just for the car ride.
post #18 of 26
My vet asks you to if the cat as to stay when you are not there (even if not staying overnight).
When I picked Scully up he was all snuggled up with my fleecy blanky
post #19 of 26
Kenz, it's also not a bad idea to take along a "cuddler" type bed. Preferably one that Harley has slept in. That way, if Davidson if feeling scared, he can curl up in the bed & be safe with the smell of his brother!
post #20 of 26
It definitely helps- i do that for all of my animals as well as my fosters. It is comforting for them to have something with your scent on it to snuggle with when they are in an unfamiliar place and are nervous.
post #21 of 26
The week before my two got spayed i lay on the sofa every night with their clean blanket on me and they would lie on my lap as well, so not only did the blanket have my smell on it, but theirs also
post #22 of 26
I always did.....something from home to perhaps help them feel a little less scared........
post #23 of 26
I agree it can't hurt. But ask when you make the appointment!
post #24 of 26
When Bella was going through her illness she always had something with her, her stuffed animal named Cannoli and her basket, and they were so good about it. But when my poor guy Joey went to get fixed I gave him some stuff from home and they never put it with him...they were going to keep him over night because otherwise he would have wanted to go outside as soon as he got home, but when I went to check on him he was in a cage alone with nothing and it broke my heart and I said he's coming home with me NOW.
post #25 of 26
I didn't bring anything - Ferris was put under pretty quickly, and I picked him up not too long after he woke up.

If you remember that pic of him carrying the plastic spoon around in his mouth later that night, you'll see that not having anything with him for surgery made no difference - he was happy to just be home afterward, and he acted like nothing had happened at all!
post #26 of 26
that's what i like about the discount vet i take mine to for speutering - they don't keep them overnight! they're simply not set up for it. they call the following day to check up on the cat, but i get to take them home the afternoon of the op.
i agree - something from home/you will probably help him be more comfortable.
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