Cat rubs nose raw on Carrier - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-06-2018, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
Jr. Cat
 
Khadsell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: California
Posts: 44
Cat rubs nose raw on Carrier

Does anyone have a cat that rubs his nose off when he is placed in a cat carrier? Our 10-year old tabby Trin gets so agitated when placed in a carrier, that he tries to escape by pushing his face against the door or holes. He initially started this a few years ago with a soft carrier, and we got him a bigger hard plastic one (thinking with plastic\metal bars having less give than mesh he wouldn't feel like he could escape). However, even for a short trip to the vet (less than a mile away) he still rubs his nose raw. I thought about those products that are essentially a bag that leaves the cats head free, but I was worried they wouldn't have enough support. We even tried the cone of shame but he moves around so much he wrestles it off. And we are worried about hurting his neck.


Anyone have good kitty transport solutions?
Khadsell is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-07-2018, 01:15 PM
Cool Cat
 
maggie23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,272
is it possible to just have him on a harness in the car during car trips, THEN put him in the carrier before you get out of the car so he has as little time as possible to rub his nose on it?
either that or maybe try the old comfort zone (feliway spray) in the carrier about an hour before use or maybe even some relaxant drugs?

Maggie & Phoebe
Kitty, Lucy Girl, Bobby Boy, and my sweet Angel forever in my heart.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
maggie23 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-07-2018, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
Jr. Cat
 
Khadsell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: California
Posts: 44
Thanks, those are good ideas, maggie. We haven't really tried a harness with him, but it would be much nicer for his poor nose. He tends to be an anxious \ restless kitty, so we would have to have him fairly secured in the car with a harness. I think that sounds like a good thing to try in preparation for our next vet visit.
Khadsell is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-08-2018, 12:59 PM
Cool Cat
 
maggie23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,272
let us know how it works! I haven't had an urgent need to practice using a harness for my little girl right now, but I keep meaning to!

Maggie & Phoebe
Kitty, Lucy Girl, Bobby Boy, and my sweet Angel forever in my heart.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
maggie23 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome