With the warmer weather we are getting out more with our pets. Dogs can get lost or stolen. Cats tend to wander father afield hunting and occasionally asserting their role as property boundary patrol. We recommend that every pet wear a collar with ID tags or have a microchip for permanent identification. Cats should wear a safety collar that will release if they happen to get caught on a tree branch or a fence. Many collars also have reflective materials that make our pets easier for motorists to see at night. Microchips are inexpensive, easy to place, and are well tolerated by pets. Animal control officers, animal shelters, and most veterinary clinics can scan your pet if found, allowing them to contact you quickly. Please ask your veterinarian about microchipping your pet today.
Transporting Your Cat to the Vet
Does your cat hate the trip to the vet? Most cats do. They can become very stressed and anxious when it comes to crates, car rides, and the visit to see the veterinarian. There are things you can do at home to make the trip easier on both of you.
Recently I experienced a situation that would be a nightmare for all dog owners. My dog, Orion, was caught in a leg hold trap. We were hiking up Hyalite on one of the many trails that interconnect the Moser Creek trailhead/road to the Lick Creek drainage. Moser Creek road was visible just below us.