Dealing with a Cat

If one tries to tame a cat against their will, it will always be aggressive and show us their nails and teeth. Only the juggling fans with broken bottles will dare to grab a cat and retain it against its will. In such case, get enough bandages. 

It is necessary to act in an indirect way when dealing with cats. They should be caressed starting from the top part of the body going downwards and from the neck to their forehead and hold them as if a game. To hold cats, grab with one hand below the chest and with the other handhold on to the rest of the body. To recognize them, place them in a flat and elevated surface –even if it’s a table- because this gives them certain insecurity. Don’t let it run away. These animals are very smart and learn fast and take advantage whenever they have a chance. It is important that any handling is done right since the beginning. If it tries to escape, we must reinforce imperceptibly pressure, without strangling it. Our hands must hold the front part of the body. We must show firmness if it tries to escape, and if not, loosen the grip and caress it. That is the general way to start with a patient. 

Since cats can scratch and bite really hard, it’s recommended to use protective gloves. Sometimes they don’t work because in case of fine gloves; they are too easy to makes holes. They would have to be of resistant leather, thicker than the normal working gloves we use. I’m thinking maybe a glove of a hawker. If we grab to tight, probably their nails will go directly to our arms, which means you would have to use a long sleeve shirt. Then you can say you are protected, but with such paraphernalia there is no way to hold on to a cat! Trying to hold on to it, will either result to rigid and it will simply run away or be exposed to some injury since it’s easy for the to break a rib, or even a leg.


Many times recommended but it doesn’t guarantee success, is a special cloth for cats. This cloth is fabricated with resistant material and is put around cats holding the hands over the fabric. Most of the times this doesn’t work. Cats usually run away and the owner just ends up with scrapes and the animal under a dresser.

I think with these animals, it has to be done with bare hands and in a delicate way. I have already pointed out how to grab on to them, in case of resistance, must apply some pressure and if the cat allows to be hold, loosen up. Cats will know in such cases, that we will not accede to their will. The animal will end up submitting to their destiny with the well-known tolerance that is proper of them. With this we can have recognition of almost any cat, apply a thermometer or hold them to give any medication

In more painful situations, it is more critical. Avoid doing them. In such circumstances, you are one step from torture. However, you will have to hold on to a cat when applying an injection, if the veterinarian doesn’t have someone else around to help. The intervention has to be done as quickly as possible, and it has to be done precisely. To hold cats, we will do it with our hands without using any protection, since nothing is going to happen to them. First, hold on firmly with one hand on the neck. Grab on with firmness and not in an unsteady way. All cats know this type of grasping from their mothers; this is also the way males grab on to females in love games. So it is not so strange to them. With our other free hand, hold the two rear legs. People related to this cat must not be present since what follows is not pleasant. Only then, the veterinarian can apply the injection without a problem. 

Another alternative is the sack method, which consist of putting the animal inside a sack and injected it through the cloth. But this method is really unacceptable because the fear the animal feels is nameless. Any type of manipulation being used, never stop speaking to them in a calm and reassuring way. Silence only provokes in them distrust and fear. 

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