How do I keep my pet calm in the car on the way to the vet?

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Look for a vet who's close to your house, as many animals don't like being in the car for a long time. If there's an emergency, you want to make sure you can get your pet to the vet as quickly as possible....Read More
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R2wo G.

invest in a carrier. it will at least keep your pet confined and safe while on the way to the vet.

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Joliet 4.

Make sure to use a travel cage and plenty of snacks.

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Anonymous

lots of treats always help

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Ricky C.

After many trips with cats and dogs, I've found the following methods work well:
  • Positive association - Easier with a dog as you can use the car to go somewhere for walks etc. With a cat, ensure the travel carrier is familiar beforehand.
  • Communication - They may be looking for reassurance from you. I talk and pet but not TOO much.
  • Stay calm - This last tip is for you and sometimes easier said than done, but try and remain as relaxed as possible.
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Corey F.

Most pets won't know where they're going until they recognize the area. If your pet starts acting up right away, it could be motion sickness. It's common among dogs. Look out for yawning, extreme drooling and lip-smacking. I exercise my Labrador before setting off for the vet. He burns off excess energy fuel, and his anxiety drops. I also make sure he's got something comfortable to sit on, and I let him face forward. ...Read More

Anonymous

Tranquilizers. Works everytime, and it saves you on bills from the vet having to use anesthisa.

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