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Old 08-07-2009, 08:58 AM
 
Location: In a cat house! ;)
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I use a towel to catch and wrap the ones that don't go into the travel crates voluntarily. As a poster stated above, you have to watch out that your cat doesn't "back out" of the towel.
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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One other hint with using a blanket, make sure their front legs are covered and that the cat is wrapped like a roll.
The "purrito" method!

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Old 08-08-2009, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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My cat is on to me. No manner of treats or leaving her carrier out will do. (Maybe it is because she has moved so many times?) Getting her in her carrier used to be a nightmare. But now I have it down:

I put the cat in the bathroom (nowhere to hide) and close the door. I get the carrier, come back to the bathroom, close the door, and place the carrier on the toilet seat. Then I drag out the cat from behind the toilet and stuff her into the carrier. It is easier on the toilet seat because there is no other place for her to go on the same horizontal plane. It is the carrier or air for her, so she begrudgingly goes in the carrier.

Really, the hard thing is getting her out of the carrier once we get to the vet. I can literally hold her carrier upside-down and shake it and stays in there. I usually need the vet tech's help.
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Hermoso y tranquilo Panamá
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My cat is due for another vaccination and I am dreading the fight to get this little 7-8 lb ball of muscle and fluff (and teeth and claws) into his carrier. Last year, I managed by putting snackies in it every day for about a week before V-day, but I know he won't fall for that again. Ideas, anyone?
My Albert as well doesn't like his carrier, but my soft sided one with mesh sides also has a top zipper opening. Trying to force him in the front was just too stressful for both of us; however, using the top opening for some reason he drops in with no problems/fight. I do though gently hold his two back legs together, but he drops right in before he knows what's up.
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:59 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Back end first with the carrier tilted up.
Tthat's our method. I'd like to try chilaili's suggestion.
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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My cat is on to me. No manner of treats or leaving her carrier out will do. (Maybe it is because she has moved so many times?) Getting her in her carrier used to be a nightmare. But now I have it down:

I put the cat in the bathroom (nowhere to hide) and close the door. I get the carrier, come back to the bathroom, close the door, and place the carrier on the toilet seat. Then I drag out the cat from behind the toilet and stuff her into the carrier. It is easier on the toilet seat because there is no other place for her to go on the same horizontal plane. It is the carrier or air for her, so she begrudgingly goes in the carrier.

Really, the hard thing is getting her out of the carrier once we get to the vet. I can literally hold her carrier upside-down and shake it and stays in there. I usually need the vet tech's help.

This is similar to what I do. Since her front-loading taxi is stored in the bathroom, I quietly get it out and put it on the toilet, leaving the door open and hanging slightly over the edge. That way there is no where else for her to go.

I go pick her up from wherever she's been snoozin' and love on her a bit while walking into the bathroom. Then I just bend a little like l'm going to let her jump down, but instead feed her right into the taxi, and close the door.

At least for this cat, this works like a charm every time.
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Pa
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My cat I use the lazor light for him to chase it into the carrier...or pull a string through the carrier and ha chases after that.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Just west of the Missouri River
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The "purrito" method!
LOL, I guess that would work!
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Old 08-15-2009, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Just west of the Missouri River
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My cat I use the lazor light for him to chase it into the carrier...or pull a string through the carrier and ha chases after that.
That's a really novel method--but I think Spieler is too cautious for it to work for us. Maybe, your cat is younger and less jaded than mine.
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Old 08-15-2009, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Just west of the Missouri River
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Well, we made the trip to the Vet today and I have to say it was the least traumatic it has ever been. My cat carrier is a small net and leather one that has a relatively narrow opening compared to others I have used. So following the good advice from forum members, I placed the carrier on a chair in the living room, open side up about a week ago. This morning I put on a pair of heavy ski gloves, and then with soft strokes and melodious crooning, picked up my little sweetie. Held his front legs together and his back legs together and put him into the carrier rear end first. Pushed his head in (a couple of times) and zipped it shut.
WOW! This was so much easier for both of us than anything I've tried before. I got zero scratches and he didn't moan all the way to the vet.

Funny thing is that, after being examined and getting his shots, he runs right into the carrier on his own. Now it's a place safe from the doggies who were also visiting the Vet.
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