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Old 09-22-2016, 11:05 AM
 
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We're looking for a new vet to come to our house for the cats and dog. We're in North Raleigh - any suggestions? Our old vet has proven to be less than reliable in the past year or so so we're looking for a better one. Our cats HATE cars so one that will come to us is a necessity.
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:31 AM
 
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I believe that Bowman offers house calls.
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Old 09-22-2016, 12:21 PM
 
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We're looking for a new vet to come to our house for the cats and dog. We're in North Raleigh - any suggestions? Our old vet has proven to be less than reliable in the past year or so so we're looking for a better one. Our cats HATE cars so one that will come to us is a necessity.
If you want to work on the car issue, I had a cat that hated cars too..
When I started putting her in a cat carrier and lined it with an old beach towel (for her nervous pee)
she was much better..At the vet I would bag up the wet towel and put a dry one in
for her..I liked to sit her up front in the car where she could see me thru the end of the carrier and have
AC blowing towards her..
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Old 09-22-2016, 12:54 PM
 
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If you want to work on the car issue, I had a cat that hated cars too..
When I started putting her in a cat carrier and lined it with an old beach towel (for her nervous pee)
she was much better..At the vet I would bag up the wet towel and put a dry one in
for her..I liked to sit her up front in the car where she could see me thru the end of the carrier and have
AC blowing towards her..
We have tried everything imaginable. They still meow and poop and roll in it the entire time. It's horrible...and they're 13 so I think they're even worse now somehow. I thought I could teach them to love it when they were kittens by increasingly long drives with treats and rewards. Never worked. Even with vet prescribed drugs for our drive down from New England they were misearble, meowing blood curling meows for 15 hours and rolling around in their own pee and poop. Doesn't seem to matter if it's 5 minute or 15 hours to them either...at this point I've given up.

One has super bad anxiety too so it doesn't help. Like so bad he won't come out for days if anyone new comes to the house. We had a sitter when we were out of town who thought he was dead because she didn't believe me that she'd never see him. He didn't come out to us for 5 days after we got home.
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Old 09-22-2016, 03:28 PM
 
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We have tried everything imaginable. They still meow and poop and roll in it the entire time. It's horrible...and they're 13 so I think they're even worse now somehow. I thought I could teach them to love it when they were kittens by increasingly long drives with treats and rewards. Never worked. Even with vet prescribed drugs for our drive down from New England they were misearble, meowing blood curling meows for 15 hours and rolling around in their own pee and poop. Doesn't seem to matter if it's 5 minute or 15 hours to them either...at this point I've given up.

One has super bad anxiety too so it doesn't help. Like so bad he won't come out for days if anyone new comes to the house. We had a sitter when we were out of town who thought he was dead because she didn't believe me that she'd never see him. He didn't come out to us for 5 days after we got home.
That does sound bad..Hopefully they don't need many vet appts..
Good luck
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Old 09-22-2016, 04:23 PM
 
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Try Dr, Jon at Magnolia Animal Hospital. We've used him over 15 years.

He himself owns 12 cats and a dog.

Loves animals more than money.
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Old 09-23-2016, 06:05 AM
 
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We are in the North Raleigh area and have used used Dr Marlon Sequeira (mobile vet) and were very pleased with him. He is very receptive to your needs and requests and has a very gentle nature that is good for pets....especially cats :-) His assistant is also wonderful!
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:31 AM
 
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Try Dr, Jon at Magnolia Animal Hospital. We've used him over 15 years.

He himself owns 12 cats and a dog.

Loves animals more than money.
But does he make house calls? I don't think so.
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:38 AM
 
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Try Dr, Jon at Magnolia Animal Hospital. We've used him over 15 years.

He himself owns 12 cats and a dog.

Loves animals more than money.
I second Dr. John, he's good with my pup but was amazing with my fiance's I'll tempered cat.

But I don't think he makes house calls.
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Old 09-26-2016, 12:11 PM
 
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Try using Feliway spray on a towel inside the carrier or a towel covering the carrier. Our last vet started using it in their cat area and noticed it helped.
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