Not many cats enjoy a visit to the veterinarian, and really, who can blame them? They are trapped in a carrier, placed in a moving vehicle, and whisked into a strange-smelling building with other animals. Too often, they are unceremoniously removed from their carrier and poked and prodded by unfamiliar humans. It is also understandable that owners are hesitant to bring their cats for wellness visits.
Veterinary professionals must strive to promote a positive, feline-friendly visit that includes appropriate handling methods.