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post #31 of 46
My girls aren't too bad. I just have to take the top off the carrier to get them to come out. Once they are out, they are pretty good. They do sing all the way there, but this last time they both were pretty quiet on the trip home!
post #32 of 46
Pepper loves the vet! I don't mind taking him at all. He likes the car ride, he likes the people, he just likes everything about it. Well, that is until last time. I don't like the vet that we saw last time.... I don't think we will be going back there. They made Pepper cry and he always liked the vet! Petunia, on the other hand, hates everything about the vet. The car ride, the people, everything. I hate taking her because she cries, pees, and is just generally miserable!
post #33 of 46
Mine are really good at the vets, treat it just like home.

They are happy to get examined (don't even mind getting their temps checked!) then they'll walk around the office, look out the window. Demetri will steal the treats

Probably helps that our vet is also a show judge and breeder so they see her at least once a month at shows
post #34 of 46
The first time I took Swanie to the vet (when he was younger and smaller), he thought the examining room looked like a great place to explore. Then the vet started poking at him. When she tried to take the gunk out of his nose (why I had him there), he started hissing.

He's gotten worse every visit. He's not bothered on the way there, or in the waiting room, but once in the examining room he immediately starts to hiss, which progresses to growls, which progresses to snapping.

The last time I had him there he had a lump and a dark patch on his nose. The vet tech poked at it, another tech came in and poked at it. Then the vet came in and he wouldn't let her anywhere near him or his nose. She actually got a tongue depressor and tried to stand back from him to look at it.

Once back home, all is forgiven and he's his normal sweetie pie self.

Cindy, on the other hand, tries to make herself as small as possible and goes very docile. And when we get home, it's under the bed for awhile.

Both reactions just about break my heart because I know it's because they are both so scared.
post #35 of 46
Mine are all pretty good about going to the vet fortunately. Jasmine actually LIKES the vet When we put her on the table she just purrs away and rubs up against he vets and gives kisses Our vet LOVES her!

As far as the vet techs go, the ones that work at the vet's office i use are sweet- but since i know the vet very well and i am a vet tech myself, i draw the blood and do a lot of the stuff myself because my cats do better for me
post #36 of 46
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Originally Posted by taterbug View Post
Funny thing is that she doesn't say a thing on the way back home! That's what makes me think she's worried about going back to rescue. After she sees it's the vet, she's ok!
Maybe she thinks if she cries like she did on the way there, she will have to go through it all again! lol

Mine will crawl under each other and try to flatten out as much as possible to fit into that one semi-dark corner where they think they can't be found. I always bring a towel with me now to give them some sort of hiding place with their kennel.
post #37 of 46
HUmmm

RB Kandie loved her male vets and was an angel .... when I changed she was fine with the accupucturist but was a DEVIL for her other vet ..... but vet chalked it up to Calico ness

Zoey is a SHOCKER , the can be freaky semi feral lets me hold her the whole time( this is not okay at home) and lets them examine her fine.... the carrier is another issue

Gigi the cute yorkie is the ONE with the DANGEROUS sticker....lol on treatment days VOM , accupucture the like ... I get the how is Gigi s attitude today and will I need a muzzle now or later
post #38 of 46
My cat adores the vet. She adores all people though, where there are people, she is happy. She doesn't care, she has been spayed, chipped, has blood taken, etc and still loves the vet. The vet and vet techs remark on how nice she is and how easy she is to work with.
post #39 of 46
Sabina whines the entire time, but she puts up with everything. I cannot even imagine her ever hissing at anyone or anything...she never has...it's true, I've never seen her hiss ever.

JinJin does not tolerate the vet...at all. Once when I brought her in, she flipped out, scratched someone up pretty badly (trying to escape), and we had to throw a towel over her. The whole fiasco ended with a night at the ER vets because she was so tachypneic and tachycardic that the vet (new vet...refuse to see her ever again) was afraid she was going to crash, and told me to get to the ER vets ASAP and hustled me out the door. The trouble was that the ER vets didn't open for another hour, so the next half an hour was me panicking and driving to the clinic, and the next half hour I spent crying over her carrier, and talking to her (breathing frantically), while my friend banged on the doors of the clinic. Several months later I took her in for a spay and dental, and I haven't taken her back since. I know I should, at least to get her teeth checked, but the first time almost killed us both.
post #40 of 46
Quill loves his carrier! The moment I set it down he'll sniff around and eventually he'll go inside. When I lock it he'll just sit there with a mildly surprised look in his eyes and then we just go to the car. In the car he's okay. I talk to him and try to calm his nerves, but when we get to the vets he's let out of the carrier and he'll first of all sniff around and then dive under the chairs. When the vet calls us into the exam room I'll pick him up and set him in the room where he'll just look around until examination time. He's very, VERY good during exam time. He might try to hop off the table but it's mostly sticking to me like velcro when everything's being done. Needles are nothing to him, although he might be shaking a little after. Blood draws, pfft. He's very well behaved. Quill is such a brave boy, although I'll give him tons of kisses after. The techs and the vet love him there, they say he's an absolute sweetie
post #41 of 46
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Originally Posted by clixpix View Post
Sabina whines the entire time, but she puts up with everything. I cannot even imagine her ever hissing at anyone or anything...she never has...it's true, I've never seen her hiss ever.

JinJin does not tolerate the vet...at all. Once when I brought her in, she flipped out, scratched someone up pretty badly (trying to escape), and we had to throw a towel over her. The whole fiasco ended with a night at the ER vets because she was so tachypneic and tachycardic that the vet (new vet...refuse to see her ever again) was afraid she was going to crash, and told me to get to the ER vets ASAP and hustled me out the door. The trouble was that the ER vets didn't open for another hour, so the next half an hour was me panicking and driving to the clinic, and the next half hour I spent crying over her carrier, and talking to her (breathing frantically), while my friend banged on the doors of the clinic. Several months later I took her in for a spay and dental, and I haven't taken her back since. I know I should, at least to get her teeth checked, but the first time almost killed us both.
Does JinJin have anxiety problems hon? Next time you need to take her to the vet- ask the vet for a sedative to give her yourself (some of them you can mix in with a little soft food) so that she's much more calm/ easier to handle and won't panic as much That should greatly help!!!
post #42 of 46
My kittens Sugar and Spice hate the car ride... but I actually let them out of the carrier when we're in the car, because they like to look outside, and then they stop crying when they have a view to go with the bumpy motion. Spice doesn't like to be handled and Sugar is a sweetheart, but she gets squirmy under the anal thermometer
post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by Squatting pUMA View Post
My kittens Sugar and Spice hate the car ride... but I actually let them out of the carrier when we're in the car, because they like to look outside, and then they stop crying when they have a view to go with the bumpy motion. Spice doesn't like to be handled and Sugar is a sweetheart, but she gets squirmy under the anal thermometer
I love your cat's names too cute!!!
post #44 of 46
Skye and Sundance are fine at the vet. Sundance loves the vet. Calamitty just growlss and spits at the vet the whole time.
post #45 of 46
Of all the times I've taken Sash to the vet in his almost 15 years I have never heard even a peep out of him in the car, he even likes to look out the window sometimes in the car, so he doesn't mind the car ride. His carrier he's usually laying in before it's even time to go, so all mommy has to do his lock the door, so that's easy too. It's usually not long before we come home and he's back sleeping in his carrier, silly boy.

Now, at the vet's is sometimes a different story. He's very quiet there, I just have to try to keep him on the exam table while we wait for the doctor to come in because he keeps trying to jump off the table and get back in his carrier, little brat. When the vet techs check his temperature and weight he's usually very good. Then we wait for the doctor to come in, at first he's fine, but once she starts feeling around his stomach and touching him more then he starts to growl and will sometimes swing at her and hiss. He's not too fond of when she checks his teeth either, that usually makes him growl and hiss again.

After that, they usually let him calm down a few mintues before they come to get him to take him for his bloodwork. This is the time I'm usually a nervous wreck waiting to see how he'll do when they try to draw blood. Sometimes he's very good and sometimes not so good. There have been times when the vet tech has carried him back in and they say he was very good and there were a few times they had to muzzle him because he totally freaked out and scratched the girls there.

So, we just never know what type of day he'll have there. But overall, I guess he's not as bad as some, but not as good as some of your angels either at the vets. I do feel incredibly guilty though and it makes me feel so bad when he has a bad time there, terrifies me to ever have to put him through that again.
post #46 of 46
Frisco is very nervous, as he is with any strange place, but he is very well behaved. He does not struggle, squirm or make any sound, just shivers a little.
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