By kim campBell thornton
With some patience and
prep, cats can experience
new things without fear.
When I was 6 years old, I fell off the top of a swing set and broke my arm. After putting a cast on
it, the doctor gave me a pill to take, which I
refused, not knowing how to swallow pills.
His response was that if I didn’t swallow
it right then, he would hold my mouth
closed until I did. I swallowed it, but it
set up a lifetime of reluctance to go
to the doctor.
Now, imagine what our cats
must go through during an exam
or procedure at the veterinarian
— or at home when they need
medication or must go for a ride
in the car or even get groomed.
Think how anxious they must be
when they don’t have any way of
understanding what’s happening
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