Learn more about our cat-friendly handling services below.
Cat-Friendly Handling in Alachua, FL
When it’s time to visit the vet, does your cat become frightened? It happens often. Going to the vet can be a stressful experience for your feline friend due to a long car ride, an unfamiliar setting, and the presence of strange, stressed dogs. The staff at Hilltop Family Vet is aware that visiting us might not be your cat’s favorite activity. We also know that a stressed-out cat can lead to a stressed-out owner, which is the exact opposite of what you want. A veterinary check-up is never something you should skip. However, many owners prefer to do this to avoid handling an upset cat. Because of this, our team has made an effort to make our clinic as cat-friendly as possible.
Handling a cat can be a delicate task, as they are often easily scared and prone to squirming away. Our team practices cat-friendly handling techniques to ensure that your cat is comfortable during their visit. We also incorporate Fear Free handling techniques for cats, including wrapping them in towels and blankets and using cat pheromones to promote calming. We even offer treats to cats – mini marshmallows are a big hit! Our goal is to make your cat feel at ease throughout their entire visit at our veterinary clinic, from the time they walk through the door until they leave feeling better than ever.