Picking Up Your Cat Properly

Picking Up Your Cat Properly

Your cat is pretty sturdy but can be injured or at least get cranky if you pick her up improperly. Before picking up your cat, make sure she is okay with being picked up. Look for body language to indicate that she is satisfied. Unless it is an emergency, don’t pick up a cat that is hissing with ears pinned back and a wagging, angry tail. When you are ready to pick up your cat, act quickly and efficiently. Place one hand under her chest just behind the front legs. Use the other hand and forearm under the belly to lift the rear end. Pull your cat close to your chest or place her on a stable surface. Never pick up your cat by her tail or the scruff of the neck or even by her front legs like you would a human child. These methods could injure your cat. Contact your reputed vets Springdale ON to learn more.

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