How much does your cat like his carrier? If your cat is like most, the answer is “Not at all!” Most of us drag the carrier out of storage minutes before we need it and wrestle our cats inside. If we are lucky, no one is bleeding and we can still get where we need to go.
This is a big but solvable problem. Why? Dogs and humans find comfort in people when they are nervous. In general, cats do not. Cats find comfort in a familiar place to hide and feel safe when they are under stress. We can use this knowledge to help our cats and reduce their fear and anxiety when they face a stressful situation. In other words, you can make the carrier your cat’s new BFF, instead of her worst enemy. Here’s how.
You will both be very happy that you did!
This article was reviewed/edited by board-certified veterinary behaviorist Dr. Kenneth Martin and/or veterinary technician specialist in behavior Debbie Martin, LVT.
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