More on how to hold a cat . . .

“How to hold a cat who is wiggly” is a hot topic among readers of my blog.  People come to this site in search of answers. The image below will help you to understand the logic behind safe and comfortable cat restraint. I often review this book. Since I spend my work hours handling cats, knowing theirContinue reading “More on how to hold a cat . . .”

“I can’t pick up my cat. My cat is too wiggly.”

Try the “football” hold. Tuck the cat’s body into your waist, with your forearm pressed against your cat’s torso and your hand under his chest. If your cat wiggles, use your other hand to hold on to the loose fur around his scruff (back of his neck).  I call this the “football” hold because itContinue reading ““I can’t pick up my cat. My cat is too wiggly.””

Cats see the world in soft focus

The cat’s world is seen in soft focus, however; it cannot resolve detail sharply because the lens in its eye is large to gather as much light as possible. The New Encyclopedia of the Cat by Dr. Bruce Fogle DVM This type of eyesight must make it impossible to make out the details of a claw trimmerContinue reading “Cats see the world in soft focus”

Cat skin more than 50% thinner than dog skin

Why cat groomers need to be very careful when we shave a cat . . . Human skin:  0.5 mm to 4.0 mm     *eyelids are 0.5 mm thick Canine skin:  0.5 mm to 5.0 mm Feline skin: 0.4 mm to 2.0 mm   So the thickest part of your cat’s skin is stillContinue reading “Cat skin more than 50% thinner than dog skin”