How do you get a cat in a pet carrier? 7 Simple Steps

How do you get a cat in a pet carrier? 7 Simple Steps

Cat owners know that a cat can be quite a difficult pet to handle. They generally prefer independence and can be hostile towards someone capturing them. In such situations, you need patience and some clever thinking to catch them.

Ever wondered how to trick a cat into a carrier?  How do you get an unwilling cat into a carrier? Their personalities can really be annoying sometimes. In this article, we are going to see the ways with which you can simplify the process of getting a cat into a pet carrier. It is a tried and tested guide to get your cat into a pet carrier.

Buying the right cat carrier

The first step of the process is to get a pet carrier that can completely hold your cat and is perfect for it. There are a few things that you must consider before buying a carrier.

The carrier that you buy must be hard sided and they should be opened from both the top and the front. This is because soft sided carriers are typically meant for people who have the experience with pet carriers.

Also, make sure you choose a carrier with comfortable material and solid locks so that the cat stays safe and secure inside it.

As far as the brand goes, we of course recommend you choose from the stylish pet carriers from Apetwithpaws. We have the best carriers, and we think you'll be impressed.  However, regardless of who you choose, you want to find a carrier that has put time and attention into creating something of excellent build quality, which you feel confident will provide your cat great comfort while along for the ride in the carrier.

7 steps to get a cat into a carrier

  • Step 1: Set the carrier in a location and put a soft blanket at its bottom.
  • Step 2: Keep some cat food inside the carrier as well, to lure the cat.
  • Step 3: Make use of pheromone spray if your cat gets aggressive.
  • Step 4: Make sure your cat is comfortable inside the carrier.
  • Step 5: Acclimatize your cat inside the carrier before taking it with you. A cat which is perfectly familiar with it's environment will be less aggressive than one that isn't familiar with it.  This means you may want to make some time a week or tow before you travel to let your cat become familiar with the space.
  • Step 6: When you're ready to travel, your cat will be more likely to be lured inside because it will know it's a safe and comfortable space.  At that point, gently close the latch and cover the carrier with a light cloth.
  • Step 7: Removing the cat from the carrier can also be equally frustrating. To do it properly, use the same method as above. Lure the cat out with a cat treat and, if necessary, gently remove your cat from the carrier.
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