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The Cage

The Cage
Par Catherine Lapierre, TSAc, le March 31, 2014

Did you know that finding the right cage for your cat can help reduce stress?

Indeed , good cage must allow your chat to stand. It must not be too big or too small and the cover must be easy to remove. By removing the cover, it is easier to get the cat than by the small front door and it is also much less stressful for him.

You can leave the cage in the cat's environment so that he gets used to it and even learn to likes to take and take a nap on it. You can even put some treats and a blanket with its odor.

All these little details will make his cage, a safe place to be.

Cats like to feel surrounded . Despite what we sometimes believe, they prefer to be in a cage than in our arms, as they feel safer. Thus, even if there are other cats or dogs of all sizes in the waiting room of the veterinarian, they know they are not reachable and well protected. In the same idea, some cats are less anxious when you place a blanket over the cage.

Obviously it is necessary to try several ways and find the best to suits your kitty.

When you have a new kitten, it is beneficial to let him accustom to its transport cage, as well as to adapt the size of the cage with the weight of the animal. If you do this at an early age, and get him use to car rides, it can also be very handy !

If your cat is more anxious than others, there are also products that mimic the pheromones of cats. They can be combined with the tips mentioned in this article and help your cat feel at ease faster.

It is always with great pleasure that the team at the Veterinary Hospital Ste -Rose will welcome you and your kitty and advise you on the use of the cage!

Catherine Lapierre, Certified Veterinary Technician

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