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Using A Cat Carrier

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Your little kitten only needs their cat carrier when they have to go somewhere – perhaps to the vet or cattery. All the same, it’s a good idea to keep it out permanently, so your kitten comes to recognise it as a normal part of their world. Try putting something inside the carrier that smells of them– like a blanket or toy – and let them explore it in their own time.

Selecting the right carrier

The main questions to consider before you buy a carrier are:

• How easy is it to clean?
• How easy it is to get your kitten in or out?
• How safe will your kitten feel in the carrier?

Types of carrier

• Cardboard – only suitable for emergencies or very short journeys
• Wicker – traditional style which lets your kitten see out, but not always easy to keep clean
• Plastic – lightweight and easy to clean

How to put your kitten in the carrier

• Choose the room where you will do this, and close any doors and windows
• Line the carrier with newspapers or an old towel, and put inside something that’s familiar to your kitten, like a toy or blanket
• Pick your kitten up in a purposeful way, supporting their hind legs as you guide them into the carrier
• Keep a firm grip on your kitten until you’ve secured the door of the carrier
• Talk soothingly to your kitten to help calm them down
 

Try putting something inside the carrier that smells of them– like a blanket or toy.

Selecting the right carrier

The main questions to consider before you buy a carrier are:

• How easy is it to clean?
• How easy it is to get your kitten in or out?
• How safe will your kitten feel in the carrier?

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