Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
If the cat won't walk into the carrier for treats, or I'm in a rush, I have the carrier ready with door open on a table, pick up the cat so it doesn't see the carrier, and with one hand hold it under the belly behind the front legs and squeeze the front legs together with thumb and baby finger with the index and finger next to it up against the chest, and hold the hind legs togehter with the other hand. You should have complete control with this hold, and the cat won't be able to grab the edge of the carrier to keep you from putting it in. This is a good way to pick up a cat every time you have to pick it up and not just to put it in a carrier. Walk backwards to the carrier and at the last minute put it in. If the cat is really difficult to crate, you can blindfold it with a scarf or put a blanket over it and then put it in. Give it some treats in the crate, altho some cats dislike a crate so much that they won't eat them.
"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
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Last edited by catloverami; 12-27-2012 at 04:05 PM.