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You only need to take Tobi to the vet if something is seriously wrong. Sometimes he throws up a little when he’s gobbled his food too fast. This is not usually a cause for concern. However, if he’s been vomiting a lot, or acting seriously unnaturally for over an hour (after he’s gotten used to you), a visit may be a good idea. If unsure, you can always call us.
His carrier backpack is on the top shelf of the bedroom closet to the right - it’s gray and black with a transparent panel and folded up.
You need to unfold the backpack and then zip up all the zippers so it makes a box.
You can leave the top mesh part unzipped as that is where you need to lower him into the carrier.
He does not like being put in it, so you have to corner him, grab him firmly, deposit him into the carrier, and zip it up immediately. This is best accomplished with two people, one grabbing him and the other holding the bag and zipping quickly + carefully to prevent escape.
Then one person should lift it level with the ground so he’s not falling to either side, and the other person should put their arms through the backpack straps. Please also be careful of not banging him into doorways or walls as you leave the apartment and into other people on the NYC streets.
His normal vet is the Bond Vet at the Kips Bay location 3 blocks away (see map below). They take walk-ins so there’s usually no need for an appointment.
However, they are only open until 8 pm every day and closed all day Sunday. If an emergency occurs outside of Bond Vet’s hours, please see the nighttime section below.
Thankfully, we have never needed to go here but if something urgent should happen at night or on a Sunday, there is a 24/7 animal hospital on 24th St and 6th Ave.
Please rush him here in case you see accidental ingestion of non-food items, any severe bleeding, or other signs of obvious distress.