Cats don’t usually like leashes.
I know there is a misconception that cats are lazy, but not every cat is like this. Most cats are actually very active and love to roam around. So many cat owners allow their cats to go outside since they will come back at the end of the day. However, those scared that their kitty might get lost usually use leashes or harnesses to go on walks with their cats. I am well aware that it seems like a weird image to see a cat with a leash, but it is actually more common than you think.
While not every cat takes well to a leash, if you got them used to a harness since they were young, it can be quite an enjoyable experience for both humans and cats. However, we are not here to discuss the benefits of leashes on cats. We are here to talk about a cat owner’s experience while they went to the vet with their cat on a leash. There was a dog involved, and things did not end well for either of them.
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Some cats just don’t like cages at all and that is totally normal.
The dog was clearly not used to seeing a cat.
The cat got agitated by the barking and ended up feeling anxious.
However, this is when the Vet decided to blame the cat owner for bringing his cat on a leash rather than a carrier.
Honestly, a better way out of this situation would be that this person goes to a vet only for cats next time. For example, I don’t have a carrier since my cat doesn’t like enclosed spaces, and he becomes way too anxious, so I always hold him in my arms when going to the vet, and it is usually fine because my vet only caters to kitties. So if OP can find a nearby veterinarian specifically for cats, none of this would be a problem.
People in the comments were sort of split about what was the right thing to do here.
And the original poster later mentioned that this was his first vet visit so he was still learning the ropes.
Some people also shared their personal experiences and how their cats don’t like carriers either.
Although it was clear that while this time might have been a mistake, he should be more cautious next time.
While it may not be required, it is for the animal’s safety at the end of the day.
Who cares who is right or wrong in this situation?
His cat might not like a carrier but it is for her own safety.
Others even mentioned alternative methods to help the cat owner.
This could have ended quite horrifically but thankfully nobody was harmed.
And the poster later mentioned that they will get a carrier for their cat.
What do you think of this situation? Do you think it was the dog owner’s fault for not training the dog properly? Or do you think a small animal should always be in a carrier of some sort for their safety? Comment below to let us know your thoughts.