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Sometimes pet owners are unsure if they should take their pet to the vet. Other times, they know that their pet needs to be seen by their vet, but worry that the car trip stress will make their pet worse. If your pet is truly sick or injured, the need to be seen as soon as possible outweighs the unpleasantness of the car ride. Here are some tips and reminders to help pet owners discern what to do for pets afraid of the car.

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January 31, 2007 at 11:02 am
(1) Susan Weinstein says:

You can also have your pet examined by a veterinarian in your home, by calling a housecall (or mobile) veterinarian. Mobile practices are becoming more prevalent, especially in metropolitan and suburban areas, so it’s worth checking to see if there’s one who can provide the medical attention your cat needs in an environment that isn’t unnecessarily stressful. Ask your friends and neighbors for recommendations; you might also call your state veterinary medical association for veterinarians’ names and numbers in your area. You can find the list of state associations at the American Veterinary Medical Association website, http://www.avma.org/advocacy/state/vmas.asp.

As one who suffered many a bloody incident trying to get cats into carriers, I can surely understand the appeal of a visiting veterinarian! Good luck, and good health to your cat.

Susan

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