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Avoid a CATastrophe

Starting June 14, 2016

Limited Appointmens available so hurry and reserve your appointment now.

Avoid a CATastrophe at the vet! MGVC is hosting a cat-friendly mini-clinic on the 2nd Tues of every month, from 5 to 7 pm with Drs. Lori Love and Sandra Skultety. There will be no dogs scheduled during this time. Cat calming music, "happy Kitty" pheromones and low noise levels will greet you and your feline friend(s), helping to make the visit as low stress and fear-free as possible.

See the info and links on our website for tips and tricks to decrease your cat's anxiety about the vet before she even gets there: how to get your cat to love it's carrier and how to decrease the stress of the ride to the doctor. http://www.morainegrove.com/public/lessStress.php

Note that MGVC does not control emergency situations that may arise for our canine patients; however, we promise to do our best to promote a positive experience for the kitties!.

TIPS FOR A LESS STRESS VISIT

  1. Video you can watch HERE

  2. You can read an aricle "Stress triggers for cats HERE

  3. GETTING THE CAT INTO THE CARRIER Keep the carrier out in the home. Put treats inside. Train cats to view the carrier as a safe haven and "home away from home." A quick response is crucial in case of disaster or emergency. Carriers that have both a top and a front opening are best. Top-loading carriers allow for stress-free placement and removal of the cat. A removable carrier top enables cats to be examined while remaining in the bottom half of the carrier. Do not "dump" a cat out of the carrier.

  4. ADJUSTING TO CAR RIDES Always put the cat in a carrier or other safe container. Take the cat for regular car rides, beginning with very short ones, to places other than the veterinary hospital. To prevent car sickness, do not feed before traveling. Reward verbally, with positive attention, and with treats.

  5. PLEASANT VETERINARY VISITS Bring along the cat's favorite treats, toys, and blanket. Perform regular home maintenance procedures, including grooming, nail trimming, teeth brushing. "Play vet" procedures that mimic temperature taking, ear cleaning, and pilling can help cats better adjust to the veterinary hospital and to future home care when necessary. Regular trips to the veterinary hospital for "fun" visits involving no examinations or procedures provide owners and staff with the opportunity to reward the cat with praise and food treats.

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