Did you know there is a proper way to pick up and hold your cat?

Picking up your cat is something you do everyday without giving it a second thought. You come home after a long day of work to be greeted with a gentle purr and a tail flick and you immediately bend down and pick up your companion, but he squirms and kicks his way free. You ask yourself,What did I do wrong?Well, perhaps it was the way in which you picked him up that caught him off guard.

Some cats love to be held, but some of the things we’ve learned about picking up and holding a cat could be making others feel trapped or even frightened. Our friend Alana Stevenson will show you everything you need to know to make sure your companion feels safe the next time you pick him


Alana Linsay Stevenson is a professional Dog Behaviorist, Cat Behaviorist, Dog Trainer, and Animal Massage Therapist. She has been resolving pet behavioral issues since early 2003. Alana has a Master of Science in Biology Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She is on the American Association of Feline Practitioner’s Cat-Friendly Practice Advisory Council and is certified in Low Stress Handling for both dogs and cats. www.alanastevenson.com

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