East Asheville Family Vet, formally Redwood Family Vet, is open!
We are now located at 739 Tunnel Road.

Cat-Friendly Handling

Learn more about our cat-friendly handling services below.

Cat-Friendly Handling in Asheville, NC

When it’s time to visit the vet, does your cat become frightened? It happens often. Going to the vet can be a stressful experience for your feline friend due to a long car ride, an unfamiliar setting, and the presence of strange, stressed dogs. The veterinary staff at East Asheville Family Vet is aware that visiting us might not be your cat’s favorite activity. We also know that a stressed-out cat can lead to a stressed owner, which is the opposite of what you want. A veterinary check-up is never something you should skip. However, many owners prefer to do this to avoid handling an upset cat. Because of this, our veterinary team has made an effort to make our clinic as cat-friendly as possible.

Handling a cat can be a delicate task, as they are often easily scared and prone to squirming away. Our veterinary team practices cat-friendly handling techniques to ensure that your cat is comfortable during their visit. We also incorporate Fear-free handling techniques for cats, including wrapping them in towels and blankets and using cat pheromones to promote calming. We even offer treats to cats – mini marshmallows are a big hit! Our goal is to make your cat feel at ease throughout their entire visit to our veterinary clinic, from when they walk through the door until they leave feeling better than ever.

We understand that a trip to the vet can be overwhelming for cats. Our cat-friendly handling techniques are designed to minimize stress, creating a calmer and more relaxed experience for your furry friend. We believe fostering a positive relationship between you and your cat is essential. Our gentle and compassionate approach provides medical care and strengthens the bond you share with your feline companion. A calm and cooperative cat is more likely to undergo thorough examinations. Our cat-friendly handling enables our experienced veterinarians to diagnose accurately, ensuring your cat receives the right treatment at the right time.

As each cat is unique, their healthcare needs vary too. Our cat-focused approach allows us to create personalized care plans that address your cat’s specific health requirements, ensuring they receive the best treatment. Beyond physical health, we prioritize your cat’s emotional and psychological well-being. Our cat-friendly environment supports their holistic health, contributing to a happier and more fulfilling life.