They’re a lot like humans in that they’d often just rather stay home and wait it out when they’re sick.
But since we love them (sometimes more than ourselves), we have to take care of their health needs in a timely manner. And it’s really too bad we can’t explain to them that it’s necessary.
These 50 owners were on their way to the vet when the animals got wind of what was happening. And their reactions are priceless (and sometimes a little bit pathetic).
1. Pouting as protest
But this silly cat just seems to have lost the will to fight back.
Resistance is futile.
2. Wait, what?
That’s quite a 180 on the attitude.
3. Let me outta here!
We have to admit we laughed a little, but we also hope people remember that it’s safest to transport pets in secured crates so they don’t get hurt.
4. Car ride trauma
Just look at them console each other!
Just wait until they find out they’re headed somewhere fun instead.
Just look at that little glare as he waits to hear about his final destination.
6. Not even talking to you
That or she’s doing some world-class pouting in the hopes that the vet just goes away.
7. The side-eye
Looks like someone has some explaining to do.
8. First timer
If she’s not used to being in the car, she’s probably pretty confused right now about what the heck is going on.
9. It’s all in the eyes
Since he managed to poop in the office we’re not sure if he’s going to associate that ride with good times or not.
10. The look of fear
Hopefully, the camera just caught him at a bad time and things went well for this little one.
It couldn’t possibly have been as scary as he expected.
11. Not amused
Cats know how to hold a grudge just long enough for their owners to fall asleep.
12. The worst soundtrack
The poor nervous fella clearly has some loving parents though, so we’re sure he got lots of love once it was over.
13. Taking his punishment
But we can’t help but chuckle about that stolen pizza.
Do you think he’ll learn his lesson? We’ve certainly never learned our lesson after eating a whole pizza.
14. Let me go
We wouldn’t want to be on the wrong end of his revenge (though he’s certainly no pet).
15. Cute and angry
Since cats normally hide when they’re sick, maybe she’s just trying to prove she doesn’t need a trip to the vet after all.
16. Come and get me
We can only hope the second time’s a charm, otherwise his owner is going to have to put up with some serious cattitude for the rest of the day.
17. You wouldn’t dare!
The incredulity on this cat’s face is cracking us up.
No doubt Smee was mid-meow, but it sure does look like he’s shocked that his parents would do something as “cruel” as take him somewhere he doesn’t want to go.
18. I kill you
Now that is not a cat we’d be eager to let out of its cage.
We hope the vet has some treats lined up to earn trust.
19. This is crap, man
Can’t we just stay home, man?!
20. Puppy dog eyes
We’d feel so guilty making this pup pout, but good pet owners do what’s best for their furry one’s health.
And we all know they use those eyes to manipulate us too.
21. You will pay for this, hooman
This betrayal will not go unanswered – and no one will get to feel anything less than guilty the whole way there (and probably back too).
22. Strength in numbers
They both seem pretty calm though – which, with a cat, worries us even more.
23. Well this is stupid
Maybe they gave the cat something to relax – but that doesn’t necessarily stop the inner wheels from turning.
24. Kitten glare
And justice will come. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow. But someday, it will come.
25. Bummed bunny
Ronald’s botflies can’t be comfortable though, so we imagine he was already in a pretty bad mood.
26. Dude, what just happened?
Or maybe she feels great after getting some meds – only time will tell.
27. Too soon?
And it probably seems that way no matter where you are on the political spectrum.
28. Pouting pug
In fact, we’ll be surprised if this mood doesn’t last all day. Pugs know how to hold a grudge (at least for a little bit).
29. What more could go wrong?
He’s clearly already received a bad haircut, how many more insults do you think he can handle!?
30. Please save me
And that’s a heck of a look.
It’s really too bad we can’t explain to them that we do this because we love them.
31. Wait, what did that sign say?
But this feline looks like it’s about to spill the beans to its doggie friend about where this whole “field trip” is headed.
32. Sorry, sleeping! Can’t go anywhere
If only they knew it works 0% of the time.
33. Don’t lie to me, hooman
He probably knows exactly how his owner’s voice changes when there’s a little bit of guilt in it.
This is not the face of a dog that looks like it just got asked to go for the fun kind of walk.
34. What you say?
“Sorry, man, can’t hear you, gotta stay right here.”
He looks tough to move too, so good luck with that!
35. My hiding spot will save me
It looks like it’s going to be a long day before they even get into the vet’s office.
36. You woke me up for that?!
That seems like a lot less drama.
It minimizes the stress-out time.
37. But I like that tooth
Of course, that means some of those chompers need to go as they get older.
This little girl looks like she’d rather keep the loosey instead of going to the vet though.
38. Why you ruin my day?
Now we’re pretty sure there’s going to be an attitude change-up.
39. I know what you’re doing
This dog knows he’s not headed for the dog park.
40. Someone save me!
We just hope the poor kitty is not in pain.
We also hope that the poor kitty is not so mad that it intends to take it out on its humans later either.
41. Nah, I’m good right here
That face doesn’t say “fear” so much as “try and make me move, hooman.”
42. You lied!
We’re not sure this kitten is getting everything out of the snuggles that its owner intended.
43. Aaaaand, I’m gonna poop in your shoes later
And this cat looks like it’s shouting a list of all the ways it’s going to get revenge later.
Hide your valuables.
Now we just want to know if his reaction to the vet is still the same.
45. I am not cat, I am ginger, the spice
It should have curled up in the back of the cabinet instead.
Still, we like the dedication.
46. They’re going to do WHAT to me?!
But it’s a good thing we can’t explain to them what that involves.
Otherwise, we’re pretty sure they’d make a face just like this.
47. Hi, I hate you
Maybe Mac is just fine, but we think it’s just as likely that Mac is looking at his owner like “wow dude, you’re going to need SO many new pairs of shoes after we get home later.”
48. I liked that glove
Sometimes lessons have to be learned the hard way.
49. Do you think you can fool me?
This pup isn’t fooled about where they’re going – and he wants his owner to know that it’s not appreciated one bit.
50. Strength in numbers
But sometimes it helps to have a buddy with you during the tough times.
But these trips are non-negotiable when it comes to their health.
And we all know from experience that sometimes the things that are good for us aren’t always the things we enjoy.