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Ok, I have an unusual tip this week. We actually learned this one from our veterinarian. When you want to safely transport a cat to or from the vet’s office, but don’t have one of those cool cat crates, try a pillowcase.
Set your cat (gently!) into a pillowcase. Knot off the top. Carry your cat in your arms out to the car. (Hold it like you would a swaddled baby, not as if you’re swinging a sack by the handle). Set your cat carefully down on the floor of the car or even on your lap. The cat will not be able to run all over the car. He’ll be able to breathe through a light weight pillow case just fine– I promise. Obviously you won’t want to leave your cat in the sack for hours on end, but on a 20 minute trip to the vet a cat will be just fine. And if he’s like our cats, he’ll stay much calmer in a sack than in a cardboard box. Something about the sack is very calming to most cats. And you won’t have to buy (and store) an expensive cat carrier.
I understand that this tip might sound outrageous to some die-hard cat lovers. But if you’ve ever had a cat JUMP OUT of a cardboard box on the way to the vet, you might just be game to try the pillowcase. Because even more exciting than a cat in a sack is a cat doing laps around the inside of your car running THROUGH the steering wheel every time he passes the front seat– all while you’re trying to drive.
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