Help me take my cat to the vet, please
September 6, 2006 6:29 PM Subscribe
Scabby cat neck and best way to catch and transport a cat that doesn't want to be caught or transported.
posted by starr226 to pets & animals (18 answers total)
My cat has started to get scabs around her neck - which initially didn't concern me, but seems to be getting worse. There hasn't been any diet change and I don't have fleas - so if it's allergic I have no idea what it could be too, since there's been little change in my home for 6 months.According to the internet it could be a sign of ringworm or ear mites. and the dog HAS been VERY infrequently doing the carpet butt rub lately (which makes me worry about the dog, too, of course). so now I'm worried.
This however brings up the actual problem - getting my cat to a vet. My cat, who I love with an undying passion, is a monster when it comes to moving her. In my old house I could corner her, close doors but it would normally take several tries to get her into the carrier. when I moved from that house and went to move her it finally ended in an hour of battling and me and my father with severely scratched arms. The cat simply became too tired to fight any more. I do NOT want to do that again. Ever. To her or me.
New house is pretty open - there's a lot of room for her to manuever away, and honestly, trying to "catch" her is, like I said, as emotional draining as it is physically.
So, any suggestions on the best way to easily and humanely catch my scabby princess and also the best carrier to get for such a beast?