My cats were not amused by their vet visit. |
My mom helped me take my cats over to the vet. With cats, getting them into the cage and taking them to the vet can be a two-person job. So, thank God my mom was there to help get them into the cat carrier. I wasn't surprised that Grady was difficult about getting into the carrier, but Justin was too. He usually will jump into the carrier by himself.
Justin meowed the whole time over to the vet, while Grady was silent. Carrying the cat carrier is hard because I put both of them in there together to help keep their anxiety down. Good thing Mom was there to hold doors open for me as I carried them all over the place.
The cats are healthy. Justin is a little heavier and Grady is a little lighter, but within healthy guidelines. I wasn't happy to be told Justin had chipped one of his fangs at the end.
It's weird because the people at this vet office are all very nice and treat my cats very kindly but it seems like my cats get increasingly stressed out with each yearly visit. Justin was pacing and meowing, while Grady was quiet and looked miserable. He hid in the sink and behind the containers on the counter. He even hissed at my mom when she tried to take him out of the carrier, which he never does. When Justin got home, he was wound up, walking around and meowing, which he only does when he's really upset. Grady bolted from the carrier and hid underneath my bed. In about an hour they were acting normally again, but it took a toll on them. Justin was sleeping on the couch, just totally exhausted by the stress of his ordeal.