Stress-Free Vet Visits: How to Calm Your Cat Before the Appointment

A tabby cat gets examined at the vet.

Cats tend to receive far less veterinary care than other household animals. Travel is a big stressor for many cats, and when a cat is stressed, their owner is stressed, too. The intense fear and anxiety related to traveling directly impacts routine care, as owners opt out of wellness visits (especially if cats appear and behave normally). With a little bit of effort, you can reduce your cat’s anxiety so he can get the veterinary care he needs.