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#1 sums

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 04:46 PM

there is no way tiger is getting into that carrier without being drugged first :lol:

anyone have any good experience? are the "top loaders" worth investing in? lawrence and i are trying to avoid serious injury :crook:

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 04:53 PM

towel roll'd

#3 sums

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 06:24 PM

yeah next time there will definitely be a towel involved :thup:

#4 Karen

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 06:49 PM

My cat is in the carrier before she even knows what happened. However she is older and super easy and does not tend to fight back too much on anything....

I do leave the carrier out and she sleeps in it :funny1: Maybe that is why she is not afraid of it? Perhaps you could leave it in the house for a couple of days and let the cat check it out.

#5 CreekFreek

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 11:36 PM

We have one crazy cat who is impossible to get in a carrier. She gets so scared she poops on the floor every time. My vet doesn't even really handle her. He puts a towel over her and only gives the shots. "Yup, she looks healthy" :lol:

I have one of the carriers that is 2 pieces and you can take the top off. Cheaper than the ones that have the door on the top. We take the top off, throw her in, and screw the pegs back in.

I have a huge 5" long scar down the inside of my arm, right near the vein. Looks like I tried to slit my wrist :undecided: She did that about 1 month ago for our last vet visit. Hoping the Vitamin E oil will help.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 12:29 AM

towel roll'd


this.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 12:32 AM

mimi also hangs out in the cat carrier if its left out, though hates it when she is in it and its closed.

Also, I think the key is to find one that is not much bigger than they are. they like small spaces, so it might be less scary if they are not moving about.

#8 sums

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 01:55 AM

we have the screw off one but the problem is getting the door back on. this morning we took the top off and lawrence put him in, i put the top on and he bolted out where the door was supposed to be :lol:

he hid behind a couch for a full two hours after that!

he really hates that thing.

i did a bunch of research today and i think i'm getting this one:

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it opens on top and at the side. it got the best reviews on petco.com. it's kind of spendy but i have 4 cats so i can justify it ;)

#9 nancykind

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 03:01 PM

i hide the carrier in the bathtub and bring them into the bathroom to "load them". small room, closed door, they can't go anywhere. i still have to cram Cassady and Zevon in while body blocking the carrier door but they do go in.

it was a LOT easier when i could use treats to trick them but they learned all about that when Z started going to the vet so often.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 04:20 PM

I use these as they love to hang out in them anyway: Posted Image

#11 sums

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 07:53 PM

much less expensive option! :thup:

(i would have to duct tape him in there) :lol:

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 05:16 PM

we leave the carriers out for a few days before a scheduled vet trip. we're lucky that they don't struggle too much when we try to put them in.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 07:12 AM

What we do is to leave one in the living room open with a warm fleece blankie in it. They often go into it to sleep, so when we have to use it for real a little cat nip on the blankie and in they go without realizing they got duped. It worked for years with ferrets before we had cats and voila. Our newest kitten Desmond likes riding in the jeep with me so he's easy to take anywhere, but then again he's mostly Maine Coon and is half nuts to begin with.:heart:

#14 sums

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 05:16 PM

omg my cat carrier came yesterday and it's huge! :shocked:

but it's really cool and folds in on itself for easy storage.

and floyd had a nap in it last night :funny1:

(he's the least difficult though...)

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 11:23 AM

my carrier is pretty big too. Tiger fills it up nicely, but i do look a little silly when i bring it in with Cassady curled up into a tiny ball way in one corner. :funny1:

it has the door on top of it which i really like - so much easier to get them out when we get there!

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#16 sums

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 03:49 PM

that was my #1 requirement for my new carrier, that it had a top door. floyd fills it up nicely but tiger is going to look even smaller than he actually is when i get him in there!

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 02:19 AM

i picked up a carrier/crate today also for sampson. gonna use it for delilah also. its a cesar milan 100 series with the open top. sammy is teeny. lol :cur:

#18 sums

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 05:16 PM

ok, testing out the new carrier today with tiger for the first time. *gulp* wish me luck! :lol:

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 06:57 PM

We have a cat carrier for Martin, our 5 month old dachsund puppy. :funny1: We don't want him running around the car when we go places! Tramp behaves and sits on the floor. Martin would cause a ruckus! :funny1:

Tuna and Henri don't particularly care for the carrier, but when we have to bring them to the vet, they go in (with a little force :lol: )

#20 sums

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 07:02 PM

well, that went ok. he hated it when i put him in a banged around. he even cut his poor little nose a little :sad:

once we got to the vet, he was so scared! he clung onto me like a baby monkey :lol:

soooo glad we only have to do that once a year! :rolleyes:

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 07:20 PM

well, that went ok. he hated it when i put him in a banged around. he even cut his poor little nose a little :sad:

once we got to the vet, he was so scared! he clung onto me like a baby monkey :lol:

soooo glad we only have to do that once a year! :rolleyes:

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Awww! (((baby monkey)))

#22 sums

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 07:46 PM

yeah the baby monkey part was awesome :) :heart:

#23 CreekFreek

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 11:45 PM

My "difficult" kitty passed away this week. :cry1::cry1::cry1::cry1::cry1:

She had a blood clot that caused to siezures.

It was a super sad day. She was only 10 years old.

#24 TEO

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 01:25 AM

(((CreekFreek))) :heart:

#25 nancykind

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 02:36 AM

awww, i'm so sorry to hear that. :heart: :heart:

Tiger does the monkey thing too - so cute! and strong! :eek:

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 04:24 AM

My "difficult" kitty passed away this week. :cry1::cry1::cry1::cry1::cry1:

She had a blood clot that caused to siezures.

It was a super sad day. She was only 10 years old.


that's so sad, i'm so sorry!! :heart: :heart: :heart:

#27 Karen

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 02:30 PM

Sorry to hear about your kitty CreekFreek. :sad:
:boogie:

Do you have a picture of her?

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#28 vinandtonic

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 04:28 PM

so sorry to hear about your kitty :( :heart::heart:

#29 georgi

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 02:33 PM

Sorry about your kitty! :cry: :heart:

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 04:10 AM

Oh, Jen, I'm so sorry. :heart: :heart: :heart:

#31 CreekFreek

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:39 PM

Thanks :heart:

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#32 Karen

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 01:01 PM

:heart: So pretty

#33 vinandtonic

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 05:33 PM

how beautiful! I love black cats. :heart: