A Seven Minute Video Of A Vet Demonstrating How To Properly Pick Up A Cat

May 4, 2018

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This is a seven minute video created by Vancouver veterinarian Dr. Uri Burstyn discussing and demonstrating different techniques for properly picking up a cat, absolutely none of which involve yelling, "Hey, furrytits!"

the key to picking up a cat safely is to make them feel supported, so I always pick up a cat with one hand under the chest one hand under the abdomen and then we can lift them up with of even force, gently so they're not hanging down, they're not flopping about. That way they'll be comfortable and also that way you'll be safe...though be sure their hind legs - they can do quite a bit of damage

I guessed I learned how to pick up cats via trial-and-error, because that's the thing about cats -- they won't hesitate to let you know if you're doing something wrong. *nuzzling cat face* Isn't that right -- isn't that right, Miss Muffet? *meow* I get it, I'm not eating right or exercising, stop remind me.

Keep going for the very informative video.

Thanks to becca b, who agrees a comfortable cat is a happy cat. Except the cats that are angry all the time.

  • Gordon Freeman

    Cat Squish Fever

  • skeptic

    How NOT to pick up a cat:

    https://giphy.com/gifs/loki...

  • Damon Sherman

    my technique has always been to grab them by the chest, and scoop them their rear feet.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Shoulder cats are great. My fluffy Checkers used to ride in the car and she'd sit on my shoulder while I was driving for an hour at a time.

  • TheQiwiMan

    This is his second video about this. I liked the first video better: "How To Pick Up Your Cat Like A Complete Jackass"

    "They REALLY hate it when you hold them like THIS! See how violently they are flailing? Haha Hear how loudly it's screaming? These little guys sure hate it when you do THIS too! Haha"

  • Jenness
  • GeneralDisorder

    Awe look. He thinks he's people...

    And the cat might too.

  • TheQiwiMan

    This is fantastic.

  • The_Wretched

    I just went with "Can I buy you a drink?" back in my feline acquisition and transport days. Yuri needs to blink more. And remember, "Squish that cat."

  • Eric Ord

    Yeah you seem like the type

  • Frédéric Purenne

    Well mr. Cosby told me the easiest way to pick up pussies was with roofies. I guess it didn't cover the handling aspect, though.

  • SadSocks

    Awe yeah to funny.
    Some people just suck and can't take a joke.

  • Eric Ord

    Inappropriate

  • Frédéric Purenne

    How the heck isn't this appropriate? It's literally a article about picking up cats!

  • Bling Nye

    Cat moms know best.

  • Eric Ord

    First first on a Friday

    A Friday First First if you will

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