Dirk’s trip to the vet in the Rotho Foldable Pet Carrier

We all know that time of year: time for your cat’s annual health check & vaccinations.
Rotho 1
Is this my new bed?
Dirk’s cat carrier is always standing below my desk with one of his blankets in there so he can go in there for a nap if he likes. He actually goes inside to take a nap sometimes so he doesn’t “hate” the cat carrier itself. However…. when it’s time to take him to the vet it’s a different story. No doubt he picks up on small changes in my body language or perhaps I’m not quite as calm as I’m trying to be. In any case, he always tries to get away from the cat carrier when I want to get him inside. I manage to get him calmed down and walk inside on his own, but it’s not the best start to any vet visit.
For a while now I’ve been looking for a cat carrier that is easy to carry – I use public transport to get to the vet – and is also easily accessible. I’ve tried the Rotho Foldable Pet Carrier and it truly is the best cat carrier I’ve ever had!
I made sure Dirk’s blanket was inside the new carrier and left it in the living room or bedroom for a few days before taking him to the vet.
I would also recommend practising folding the carrier open & then back together again a few times before using the carrier. Once you get the knack of it it’s really quite simple, but I’m not that dexterous 🙂
Both rectangular panels of this carrier can be opened. This makes it very easy for your cat to walk in there. I put a treat on Dirk’s blanket and he just walked in – no stress at all!
The carrier is very lightweight and easy to carry. You can even attach a strap (not included) to carry it over your shoulder or pull it along as the carrier has wheels too. I imagine that might work quite well with small dogs as they are used to being walked on pavements too. I don’t think many cats would like being pulled along on the pavement, but would be curious to hear if anyone tries this 🙂
The carrier fits perfectly inside the luggage racks on the bus so your cat is safe during your trip to the vet 🙂 Once at the vet I put the carrier on one of the cat friendly shelves so he felt safe and could take a peek at what was going on!
Let’s see what’s going on here….
When we were in the consultation room I opened both sides of the foldable cat carrier. I am not a cat – LOL – but I can imagine it feels a lot less threatening to be approached by the vet in this carrier as opposed to many others (where they can either claw at hands that are trying to grab them or use their legs to resist being lifted in&out)
Rotho 6
I’m ready to go now!!
The vet was also really impressed with how it folds open. Dirk doesn’t mind being at the vet’s and he loves the vets and vet nurses, but I can really see how this carrier would benefit vets and cats who get quite scared at the vet’s.
Rotho 7
I still think it’s a new bed 🙂

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19 thoughts on “Dirk’s trip to the vet in the Rotho Foldable Pet Carrier

  1. A Christian In Bloom says:

    This would be perfect for my cats! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I enjoyed the pictures lol I love how in the beginning Dirk isn’t having it and by the end of it he’s loving it lol he looks like a character for sure. 🙂

  2. franhunne4u says:

    I have two bigger cat carriers which are also fit for IATA-air-transportation – but I have to say, this carrier appeals to me, Not least of all because it opens so nicely. Not that my cannot be ensembled and dis-ensembled at the vet easily, they can, but not THAT easily …

    • Marc-André says:

      I believe you can get them in futtehaus. But if not we could bring one over for you if you wanted one. We are in Hannover next week Friday to Tuesday after. And will be holding a little talk in Stubentiger on the Sunday. 🙂

    • karenjuffermans says:

      I have a bigger carrier too, which was great when we moved to London from The Netherlands. Dirk had room to stand and stretch while we drove over here 🙂 However, for vet visits this foldable one is definitely more convenient! The vet loved it too 🙂

  3. Rebecca Hislop says:

    What a great idea. I have tried several types of cat carriers but this looks ideal. Thanks for sharing.

    • karenjuffermans says:

      That is what we tell them 😉
      And in all honesty, Dirk really loves all of the vets and vet nurses he’s ever met LOL!! Though he doesn’t always like it when they give him a pill with the pill popper…

    • Marc-André says:

      We can indeed ship it to the US from our Blog Shop! 🙂

      I can also see if we can get a cheaper economy delivery (it’s on the blog shop with standard which often works out more expensive than cheaper leftover allowances on carriers so could check if you wanted to!) plus we currently offer 10% off with katzenworld10 😉

  4. Alison Bane says:

    Stupendous! I’ve been looking for a break-out-proof kitty carrier for years, and this seems to be the answer to my fervent (albeit unanswered, until now) prayers to Bastet. Peace!

    • Marc-André says:

      Glad to be able to help! 🙂

      If you are living abroad the postage cost on the blog shop may come out higher than normal at first but if you message us we can see if we can find an economy delivery. We put it in as standard delivery cost but often on the day you can find cheaper rates with one of the couriers if they have left over allowance.

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    • karenjuffermans says:

      Isn’t it funny how suspicious our cats get when they have to go inside the carrier?! It’s always out in the open and Dirk sleeps in it and doesn’t mind one bit, until he realises he has to go inside because I want to take him somewhere…

  6. simon7banks says:

    Emma likes the Pets at Home pet carrier, which looks like a quilted briefcase. As she spends a lot of time outdoors (plus a lot of time down the road), when she’s due a visit to the vet, I have to shut her in when she comes in for her morning feed. The carrier was new for the last but one visit. She was miaowing in the room for a long time, but when I opened the door, she’d got in the carrier. I zipped it up to take her to the vet and thought, “she won’t do that again”. Next occasion, same miaowing. And lo, she’d got into the carrier. Zip it up, no trouble.

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