Bringing your cat to the veterinary hospital can be stressful, both for cats and their families. However, avoiding the veterinarian is problematic as well--as cats are programmed to "hide" their illnesses and weaknesses, and their illnesses may not be apparent to their families.
One might ask what can be done to decrease the stress of the trip to the veterinarian? One option is to schedule your cat's routine visits on Feline Friendly Friday. Yes, these appointment times are for cats only. Dog emergencies must enter through the back door! As a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, Bear Creek Veterinary Care is officially Feline Friendly-- with soft surfaces, gentle lighting, and even cat friendly scents and toys. For no extra charge, your cat can be King or Princess for a day!
Please visit our page on "Cats and Veterinary Visits: Reducing Stress" for tips on how to prepare your cat for the car ride to the veterinary office. And, finally, if you need more advice or have questions, please email or call us at (719)685-1177.