Picking Up Your Cat

Picking up your cat seems like a pretty easy task but if you do it wrong, she may lash out at you or you could injure her. The first step in picking up your cat is checking that she is okay with being picked up. If she is crabby or hissing, wait until she calms down to pick her up. But if your cat is rubbing against you or purring, it is safe to pick her up. Put one hand under her chest just behind the front legs and as you lift, use the other hand and arm to support her rear end. Pull her close so she doesn’t wriggle away. Put her down on a safe surface rather than dropping her. Never pick your cat up by the scruff of the neck, her tail, or her legs. Contact veterinary clinic Pelham ON to learn more.


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