• Bring out the carrier 1-2 weeks prior to the scheduled visit. Leave the carrier open and provide yummy treats or meal feedings in the carrier to allow them to associate it with something positive.
  • Make sure the carrier is the appropriate size. A carrier that can be easily taken apart is ideal, as the top can be removed if necessary to allow easy access to a cat who will not readily walk out on their own.
  • Move the carrier in a secure fashion so that it is not tipped, swung, or banged into walls or doors. Supporting a cat carrier from the bottom is the preferred method of transport.
  • Bring your cat hungry and feel free to bring some of their favorite treats from home. Don’t worry if you forget, we will have plenty of yummy treat options!
  • Apply a pheromone such as Feliway to the inside of the carrier, towel or blanket 1 hour prior to transport.
  • For some cats an oral calming agent or medication may be helpful in reducing stress and anxiety. If we feel this applies to your cat we will review appropriate options.

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Location & Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday from 8 AM to 8 PM | Tuesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 6 PM
Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM | Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM

Phone: (302) 464-1255

Cricklewood Grove 5360 Summit Bridge Rd.,
Suites 2 and 3 | Middletown, DE 19709

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