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Re: Epic Battle - Getting Kitty into carrier
« Reply #75 on: April 10, 2014, 09:26:51 AM »
Take the pillowcase off the pillow you slept on last night.  Stick the cat in that.  Then stick that in the carrier.  Your cat will be surrounded by your smell.  That is very calming for your cat.  I didn't come up with this idea.  I read it in a cat book as a kid. 
For mine, at the end of the vet visit, I just had to hold up the opening and my cats walked in.  In fact, they were usually trying to get back in the pillowcase the entire vet visit. 


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Re: Epic Battle - Getting Kitty into carrier
« Reply #76 on: April 10, 2014, 10:43:01 AM »

I should have clarified...I use a crate like this one.  I couldn't get my 20lb into a plastic crate to save my soul.  He's like trying to move a toddler that doesn't want to move and has figured out how to brace his feet on the edge of the door with the plastic ones so I wen't to a bigger crate.  They aren't as light, but the cats go into them a lot easier and they can't claw their way out of metal.  My kitten and the Ming have both shredded cloth and the kitten is especially good at figuring out the doors on the plastic carriers.