My cat Marissa's trip to the vet is an ordeal both she and I have to endure once a year. The problem is that she refuses to go into the carrier voluntarily. If I attempt to force her in, she screams, hisses, scratches and even bites and I eventually give up. So last fall, I resorted to adopting a large cardboard box to transport her to the vet. I cut open a hole on one side large enough to shove Marissa in. The box itself is tall enough to prevent her from jumping back out before I shut the lid down and tape it up with duct tape.
I left the vet's office today with preventive medication for ticks and fleas as well as an instruction sheet on how to put a cat in a carrier. It looked so easy when they put her in the carrier I had brought with me. Then again, they do it many times a day. We will see how successful I will be the next time.
Meanwhile, here is Marissa Cat getting examined.