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Shhhh... don't tell 8-Bit. (vibes needed)

post #1 of 19
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We are going to the V-E-T today to get his annual exam and his updated shots. Now the vibes aren't for him, I know he'll be fine. The vibes are for me so he doesn't totally destroy the exam room while we are there. The last time we went he decided to hide in the sink, knock over all the tools, and be an all around PIA.

I'll keep you all updated when I get back!
post #2 of 19
Heres tons of For everything to go well with 8-bit!
He sounds like our cats when they see the vets...
post #3 of 19
for a smooth and easy visit
post #4 of 19
Sending lots of vibes!!

Chynna needs to have a talk with your boys! She absolutely loves going to the vet! In fact she gets out of the carrier there and looks around waiting for people to love her up! Then she gives them all lots of nose kisses.
post #5 of 19
awww lots of for you and 8-bit, hoping for a smooth v-e-t visit!
post #6 of 19
I'll be waiting for the live news report...
post #7 of 19
As the owner of a cat with a big caution sticker on his file (Jordan) I know how hard it can be. Sending you lots of calming vibes for you & the vet.
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Originally Posted by Rang_27 View Post
As the owner of a cat with a big caution sticker on his file (Jordan) I know how hard it can be. Sending you lots of calming vibes for you & the vet.
My Shalimar (RB) also had a caution sticker (CAT BITES) on her file. Then a friend of mine showed me how to control her. She still wasn't the easiest at the vets, but at least she didn't get a chance to bite anyone again.

Form a C with your thumb and index finger. Now place that C right behind the cat's head. With firm pressure you can control the head. Place his butt against your stomach and lean forward. The vet can examine the front half of his body. Keep the C behind the head as you spin his body around for the back half of his body. Place his head against your stomach without releasing that C.

If you don't think you have the strength for the C, try scruffing him. Keep talking to him and praising him. Most important, you need to keep calm!
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by gemlady View Post
I'll be waiting for the live news report...
there's never a dull moment when you have a cat like 8-bit!
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
for a smooth and easy visit
....vibes:....((((((((((((((((((((((( ))))))))))))))))))))))))))
post #11 of 19
Well, Heather?
post #12 of 19
that bad huh?
post #13 of 19
Yikes....no update yet?
post #14 of 19
Maybe he's still hiding in the sink?

I hope everything is ok with him
post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
Sorry all... I wasn't feeling well last night.

He did very well. We had a new vet and he seemed to just fall in love with her. He let her touch his ears, look in his mouth, and give him a shot all with out too many problems.

He did dash off the table and attempt to hide in the sink again, but I took DH with me as a blocker so he caught him before too much damage was done.
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Originally Posted by Sweets View Post
My Shalimar (RB) also had a caution sticker (CAT BITES) on her file. Then a friend of mine showed me how to control her. She still wasn't the easiest at the vets, but at least she didn't get a chance to bite anyone again.

Form a C with your thumb and index finger. Now place that C right behind the cat's head. With firm pressure you can control the head. Place his butt against your stomach and lean forward. The vet can examine the front half of his body. Keep the C behind the head as you spin his body around for the back half of his body. Place his head against your stomach without releasing that C.

If you don't think you have the strength for the C, try scruffing him. Keep talking to him and praising him. Most important, you need to keep calm!

With Jordan we have actually found that less restraint works best. It dosen't always work because obviously when taking blood he must be restrained. He hates to be scruffed or held down. When it comes to his regular exam he does better if they don't restrain him. The only time they must is when looking in his eyes. He has always had a thing about eye contact. I even get smacked in the face if I make eye contact when he is close to me.

I'm glad to hear 8-Bit did well. Now maybe his vet visits will be less traumatic for both of you.
post #17 of 19
Whew! I was wondering if we needed to call out the National Guard.
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
Sorry all... I wasn't feeling well last night.

He did very well. We had a new vet and he seemed to just fall in love with her. He let her touch his ears, look in his mouth, and give him a shot all with out too many problems.

He did dash off the table and attempt to hide in the sink again, but I took DH with me as a blocker so he caught him before too much damage was done.
I'm so sorry I missed the opportunity to send the vibes out. ...and I'm so sorry again - but I had to laugh at the report! Great tackle job, DH!!!!

Laurie
post #19 of 19
I just scheduled the annual exam for 8 of my cats - I take in 2 at a time so have 4 appointments. They gave me 30 minutes for each appointment and I just laughed. With some of my cats you simply get the vaccinations ready to go, take them out of the cage wearing chain mail, give them their shots and shove them back into the cage. They can't destroy the exam room this way.

Good luck to you tomorrow! And we won't tell 8-bit about the V-E-T!

(p.s. my worst offender is 8-ball, coincidence?)
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