Thanks for the demos. I have to administer subcutaneous fluids and my cat is smart and knows what's coming! I will try the burrito wrap to make sure he holds still and can't wiggle away!
Scruffing as this lady calls it by grabbing the loose skin at the back of the neck between the ears is the exact same place a mother cat grabs her kittens in order to carry them. When you grab a cat there, they associate it with a natural feeling. If you see the tail go under the cat, or same with a dog, you know you have control. Always be cautious of their movement, but try to keep a firm grip on the back of the neck if you can. If you have to let go because they still move the claws out before you can control them, then just let go. You will be clawed if you don't have control. It's all about letting the animal know you are the one in control. You also have to be in control in order to do the treatment correctly without harming the animal or being injured yourself.
Then after you are done with whatever treatment you needed to do, make sure to always talk gently to the animal (cat or dog) to let them know you were not trying to hurt them and that you are their friend. It is a way of building up trust so that maybe next time they might allow you to do what you wanted to do again, even if it's uncomfortable to them.
lmao that cat is almost catatonic for a cat that is chill but doesn't like her eyes to be touched. considering a cat understands it's eyes are the most important thing. this isn't going to work. the burrito method is the best way. but if your cat has a lot of upper body strength you will not only have to burrito them. but also hold then between your legs forcefully to free up your hands. hold their head up gently and come in from behind with the droppers. that way they aren't overly freaked out there's this tube of crap coming at their face.
If my cat was that calm there would be no issue
i dont know what it is about the vet..but my very bold little girl, turns into a nervous statue…its the funniest thing. everyine always says "oh shes an angel"…and i have to ask, how did you do that because i can barely trim her nails. lol. its the weirdest thing, she must know im mom and she can get away with it.
Yea, that's not going to fly with a cat who's decided he's not going to get doctored. Sure, lady. You're doing fine with a calm fluff ball, but how about trying that with a feral lightning bolt that's hell bent on your imminent death if you touch it's feet.
Squish that cat.
such a good kitty
well my cat BIT the vet, paws extended with claws OUT, Hissing, spitting and growling.. he had my stormys entire back HEAD in his hand and pulled so hard he distorted his face.. definately was not scuffing, so I dont feel bad he got bit being so rought with kitty. Stormy is not one to strike out unless REALLY angered.
This is a great video for new employees! Thanks!
If you're right handed, which hand should you use to scruff and which should you use to apply pressure to the hind leg? I'm right handed but found that I use my left hand to scruff
NEVER scruff a cat if you don't need to, that should always be the last possible option. I learnt this straight away in my course. What on earth are you doing.
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