At Spicewood Springs Cat Hospital, our goal is to create a peaceful environment for Austin's feline friends. Here are some tips and tricks we recommend to keep your kitty calm during their next vet visit.

cat carrier for austin vet visits

Carrier Acclimation

  • Keep the carrier out so your cat can become accustomed to it
  • Place familiar bedding and toys inside

Transport Tips

  • Holding the carrier from the bottom (like a present) can decrease swaying and jostling
  • Covering the carrier with a towel can help your cat feel safer


  • Bring your cat's favorite treats to the visit
  • They can be used as distraction or reward

Anti-Anxiety Medication

  • If your cat is stressed by travel or a vet visit, reach out to our staff to discuss anti-anxiety medication