Post # 1
I know this is mostly due to the pregnancy hormones. I took my little kitty to the vet for her check up, vaccines, and to get some matts shaved off (she’s soooooo fluffy). I’ve been dreading it because last time I took her in she was so unhappy and scared and made noises that I didn’t know she could make. She’s usually such a little angel and when she meows, it’s like little squeaks. DH calls her my shadow cause she’s always following me around the house.
Anyway, I took her in today and she was exploring the room while we were waiting for the doctor, when he tried to pick her up to check her out, she was so scared! He had to cover her up with a towel and hold her that way. While he was trying to get her, all I could do was stand there and watch my little baby struggle. I actually cried. They said they were going to sedate her so they could shave her matts, so I had to come home without her knowing how scared she is. I know she’s not sick or dying or anything, but I can’t stand seeing her so scared, all I can do it cry!
Post # 3
@Fall_In_Love22: I’m not pregnant and I’ve started tearing up at the vet. You’re not crazy or anything lol. It is hard to see our little furry friends in any kind of uncomfortable position. When my kitty has to be given a needle I leave the room. I hate needles to begin with and just can’t handle it.
Post # 4
It’s ok! The towel is the best way to handle stressed cats, it minimizes the restraint needed, and no one gets hurt 🙂 We called it the kitty burrito. And the sedation is a good thing. They’re not going to knock her out entirely, but a little sedative takes the edge off and she won’t be so freaked out. And when you pick her up, you’ll be the good human that comes and rescues her!
Post # 5
Awww, I do this, too. My little kitty is terrified of everything and always gets really worked up at the vet. :
Post # 6
I know it can be hard seeing your pet act in distress, but they really are ok. The kitty burrito PP mentioned is one of the best ways to handle and angry kitty so they are safe and so are all the vet staff.
My cat is an asshole at the vet, so I fully warn them when he needs to be seen (I will not be his vet, I am mom not the doctor!) He needs restraint/sedation just to get his vaccines/bloodwork drawn. He still loves people outside of the vet’s office and is no worse for wear once he comes home.
You may want to make sure any vet who sees her is aware she can be upset at the clinic, that way they can handle her appropriately and do most of their work in the back and not in the exam room in front of you. It’s often less stressful (for you and her!) for them to do what they need to do away from you.
Post # 7
@Fall_In_Love22: Oh honey, I am so sorry! You are not alone. I am not pregnant and when my dog Molly got her first set of shots she cried, and so did I! HUGS!
Post # 8
Thank you guys! I brought her home a few hours ago and she was soooo drowsy, she was walking sideways. I held her for a while, and she tucked her little face in my arms and didn’t move. She’s doing much better now, but I still worry about my baby girl!!
Post # 9
Ah pregnancy hormones. I’m 2 days past my due date and finding it hard emotionally.
My dog doesn’t like to go out and potty when it’s raining and so last night she wouldn’t go out for her last pee. Not a big deal, she is almost 2 and I knew she could hold it until morning. Well, in the morning she didn’t go either. I thought ok, odd but oh well. By 3:30pm I’m crying because the dog won’t pee and I’m getting worried and stressed out. She finally peed at 5pm (she had been eating and drinking fine all day). Talk about emotions running in high gear lol.
Did I mention she stared at me like a weirdo when I’m standing out there crying, trying to get her to pee when she didn’t even need to go haha.
Post # 10
I suggest a little Rescue remedy for BOTH you and kitty. Uou can get it at almost anyplace that seels vitamins, natural supplements, etc. When I use it with kitties, I put it in drinking water or rub a few drops on the inner ear flap where there is no fur. Humans can take a dropperful by mouth. It does take the edge off.
Post # 11
aww, I’m sorry. You’re not crazy, I’ve done similar things.
Last year while I was PMSing, I took my dog to the groomer to get a hair cut. He came back almost shaved (it was summer time) and I started crying!! I was going on and on about how scrawny he looks and how I was afraid he was going to die!! He has passed away since then, but it had nothing to do with him being scrawny. Hormones just make women do silly things. 🙂
Post # 12
i feel horrible taking our cat to the vet. he gets so scared that he poops and pees on himself in his carrier! 🙁 it breaks my heart. he’s a little ragdoll at the vet. they can do whatever they need to and he just plays dead basically. i was worried the first we took him because i didn’t know if he would be an asshole or not.