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My poor kitty, he gets sooooo tense when we visit the vet. It's a very unpleseant experience for everybody. He will refuse to leave his carriers (funny how he won't go in when we leave, but won't come out when we're there), and when he leaves he won't move and is really still. When the vet or assistant enters (any stranger), he will start hissing at any type of gesture that appears to be close to him. When you pet him, he will start having this cat growl....... he'll warn you to lay off him....growl some more....... then hiss, then will attack you.

Anyways. we were at the vet, and I noticed drops of liquid on the table. then I looked at poor mentos, there was tears coming out of both of his eyes!!!! Do cats cry? is this normal? poor thing :(
 

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I dont know if cats cry but they sure do have some winkies around their eyes sometimes. My cat Twinkie has similar behavior but doesnt attack. Vet can't really listen to anything b/c he keeps growling. He really doesnt like strangers touching him! :p
 

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I know what you mean, my cat gets terribly frightened at the vet. I think a lot of cats do since it is the only time most house cats ever go anywhere. I hear sounds out of Velvet at the vet's office that I never hear the rest of the year. :(
I have never noticed tears, but it certainly wouldn't surprise me nor do I doubt that your kitty was crying. If there was only some way we could reassure them that they will be alright.
 

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I suppose these aren't "Boo hoo" tears, but I'm sure an animal's eyes will water when it's in pain or distress.

I read a good suggestion about getting cats comfortable with Vet.

-Get them comfortable with the carrier by leaving it in plain view all the time instead of when it's time to visit the vet. You can leave treats in the carrier from time to time as well.

-Take the cat on short trips in the car. This way they won't associate car rides with going to the vet.

-Take the cat on visits to the vet where they don't actually do anything. Most vets will understand this, and should be okay with you stopping by with your pet for a quick hello.

Hope this helps!
 
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