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Cat Carriers and Cats

Most cats hate their cat carriers and will do anything to escape being put inside one!

One way to help eliminate their fear is to keep the cat carrier out.  Don't store it away.  If the carrier is kept out of sight, as soon as it appears for use, to your cat it is an alien object and will unnerve your cat.  Cats don't like change and are nervous of new things.

Keep the carrier out and put some food in it now and again.  And don't just do this for a couple of days and then store the carrier away again - it needs to be kept out all the time.

Eventually, your cat will get used to the carrier and may even choose to sleep in it.

As a result, your cat should be much happier getting into the carrier when it's time for a trip to the vets or cattery etc!

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