Getting a cat to the veterinarian’s office can be a challenge for pet owners. Cats are often kept exclusively indoors at home, so a trip into the outside world to see new people at the vet’s office can be terrifying. Placing a cat into a carrier can be difficult, as well as the stressful car ride to the office.

Many of the recommended strategies to get dogs used to being in a crate can also be helpful when getting a cat comfortable in their carrier. Here are a few tips to make your trips less stressful:

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