Holding your cat incorrectly or forcing her to stay in your arms is a quick way to earn a few cat scratches. For a purr-worthy experience instead, learn how to pick up and hold your cat with these tips.
The proper way to pick up and hold your cat:
- Do place one hand under your cat’s chest, behind her front legs. The other hand should support her back paws and hind quarters. Lift the cat and hold her with her side leaning against your body.
- Do hold her close against your chest or front to help her feel more comfortable and secure.
- Do always support her hind legs. Your cat may get upset otherwise and will have her back paws free to scratch you. Continue reading