Monday 27 May 2024

CATS HAVE PROBLEMS TOO! with Dr Basil ~ Featuring Today's Despurrate Dilemma **HELP! I HATE CAR RIDES!**

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Dr Basil ©BionicBasil®

Happy Monday, furry floofers

Welcome to another episode of Cats Have Purroblems Too, where I give epically epic advice to cats with despurrate dilemmas too great for them to solve alone. 

 Take a seat, and read today's despurrate dilemma and my solution.

Also, mew may be pondering on what my professional credentials are, so purrlease purruse the list below:

Ph.D. in Kitty Psychology & Psychiatry
BSc (Hons) Headology  
Psy.D. Furry Logic
 MS. Fuzzy Logic
MA. Common Sense

My other Professional Credits include:

NOM Master
Snoozy Savant
Purr Master
AdvoCat of T.L. Treatment
Touchy Feely Therapy or T.F.T
Purrfume Aroma Treatment or P.A.T.

I can help mew to solve all your Pet Peeves, Purrsonal Problems and Despurrate Dilemmas, no matter how great or small they may be.

Plus, I 
only use the very latest techniques, some of which I have developed myself over my long and esteemed career, which include:

 Purr Therapy ~ For Uptight and Particularly Stressed Kitties 

Nom Zen ~The Art of Nomming in Total Tranquility 

ZZZ's Snooze Sensation ~ Including Mewsical CatNap Sessions tailored to your purrsonal requirements

YogiCat Meditation ~ Stretches and Breathing Techniques for the Severely Stressed & Overworked

Intense CatNip Therapy ~ This treatment speaks for itself (I find it very beneficial)

I am also an AdvoCat of Tough Love coupled with a healthy dose of common kitty sense

Purrfume Aroma Treatment ~ A Sensory Smelling Session S.S.S. to calm and soothe with highly aromatic blends of specially selected scents

To help mew release all your stresses and worries just drop by my clinic held here or, alternatively email me your purroblem, and I'll answer here. If mew require to remain anonymous or anon, purrlease include that in your email. 

Mew can contact me directly at the following address:

DearDrBasil (at) gmail (dot) com

So come and sit on my supurr comfy couch, reee-lax, breathe deeply and tell me of your troubles, as I'm ready, willing and able to help.

Cats Have Purroblems Too with Dr Basil @BionicBasil® Find A Comfy Spot on The Couch

This is one of my cases via email:  


Dear Dr Basil, I hope this message finds mew well. I'm writing to mew in a state of utter distress and confusion. My human, whom I love and adore, has been subjecting me to the most harrowing experience known to catkind - car rides.

Every time they open that metal contraption, I know I'm in for a rollercoaster of emotions, none of them pleasant. The loud noises, the strange movements, and the unfamiliar scents all combine to create a terror-inducing experience that leaves me shaking in my fur.

Dr. Basil, please, I implore mew, help me find a way to communicate to my human that car rides are simply not my cup of milk. Yours fluffing terrified, Roger

This is my Expert Reply
Today, I use the colour BLUE, which is the pawesomely soothing colour of CALM and hopefully will be the purrfect choice for this particular purroblem.

Dear Roger,

I understand that car rides can be a source of great distress for many felines. But sadly dude, we cats can't avoid the occasional car ride. But don't panic, I have some top tips to help mew and your human navigate this issue and hopefully make the experience less traumatic and terrifying for mew: 1. Create positive associations: Encourage your human to associate car rides with positive experiences. This could involve offering your favorite treats, engaging with beloved toys, and gradually introducing short rides to pleasant destinations such as the park or a friend's house. 2. Gradual exposure: Start by spending time in the stationary car without actually going for a drive. This can help desensitize mew to the car environment and reduce anxiety associated with the unfamiliar sounds and movements. 3. Comfort and security: Ensure that your human provides a comfortable and secure carrier or seat for you during car rides. Familiar scents from home and cozy bedding can help alleviate anxiety and create a sense of safety. 4. Calming aids: Your human can explore natural calming aids such as pheromone sprays or calming treats to help reduce your stress during car rides. These aids can provide a soothing effect and help create a more relaxed environment for mew. 5. Consult a veterinarian: If your fear of car rides is particularly severe, it may be beneficial to seek advice from a veterinarian. They can provide further guidance and support tailored to your specific needs, including potential behavioral or medical interventions to help address your distress. I hope these detailed tips provide some relief and help improve your car ride experiences. Remember, communication is key, so don't hesitate to express your feelings to your human in the most persuasive ways possible.

Yours most sincerely
Dr. Basil
@ The Cats Have Purroblems Too Clinic T.M.

Today's Top Tip is:

~ Always Take Your Time -  Sometimes New Experiences Need A Gradual Approach  ~
If mew can relate to this purroblem or feel that mew are in need of any assistance, purrlease leave a comment to: Dear Dr Basil.... or email me directly and I'll get back to mew.

Thank mew all for joining me today at The Cats Have Purroblems Too Clinic, and I'll be back in a couple of weeks with another open clinic and a new case study.

Until then, Keep Calm and Purr

Dr Basil

Ph.D. ~ BSc. (Hons) ~ Psy.D. ~ MS ~ MA

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  1. That's quite a common problem and those were wonderful suggestions! Thanks for joining Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  2. Excellent ideas! The big thing is to get humans to take the time to do these things.

  3. That is good advice. New things need to be taken slowly.

  4. Dr. Basil, you are on top of your game!

  5. Car rides are hard for many cats. Neither of our babies care for car rides and we do what we can to make them as comfortable as possible.

    Have a fabulous day and week. Scritches to all the kitties and a big hug to mom. ♥

  6. Marvelous advice, Dr. Basil!

  7. Lots of very helpful suggestions there. We are sure they will help!

    the Chans

  8. You always have such great advice Dr.Basil xx 😽💕🐈‍⬛🐾


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