How to Get a Cat Into a Pet Carrier

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Getting a cat into a pet carrier can be tricky, but the best way is to handle the cat from the scruff of the neck. Make the carrier a comfortable and hospitable environment with help from a professional pet behavior consultant in this free video on cats as pets.

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How to get a cat into a carrier. So most cats aren't a big fan of their carrier whether you have a small cardboard carrier or a large crate like this. You can make it more comfortable for them by adding things like a blanket in there. I have actually placed something in here that has a little bit of rubber on the bottom and that makes it so that it won't slide around which is a little bit easier for your cat because then you're not concerned that they're going to be sliding around on that surface and feel like they're going to be falling out of the carrier. So once you have your carrier set up you want to get your cat so your cat may be anticipating that this isn't going to be a pleasant experience. So the safest way to handle them is to grab them by the scruff of the neck which is where their mothers used to picking them up when they're a kitten but then you want to support their hind legs if possible when you are lowering them down in as gently as you can. That keeps their claws facing away from you so that when you do place them in a carrier there is less of a chance anyone is going to get hurt, you or the cat, right and that's how you safely put your cat into the carrier.


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