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Picking Up Your Cat

The main trick to picking up your cat is to make sure she wants to be picked up. If she is hissing or puffed up or swishing her tail aggressively, she wants to be left alone. And you should leave her alone unless there is an emergency and you must move her quickly. If she is purring and rubbing against your legs, she wants your attention. Act efficiently when picking up your cat. Place one hand under her chest just behind her front legs. Use the other hand and forearm under the belly so you can lift her while keeping her horizontal to the floor. Pull her close to your body to keep control of her. Be prepared to put her down on a safe surface if she starts wiggling away. Never pick up your cat by a limb, the scruff of the neck, or her tail. For more information, contact your animal hospital Green Bay, WI.

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