So what's the best way to approach and pick up a kitty pal? Find out when you
- Side step: Most cats don't like to be approached from the front and may lash out (since your friendly gesture could be interpreted as a front-on assault), so saddle up to the kit from the side.
- Opposites in: Use the hand furthest from the feline to reach under the "armpit" section of the front legs and lift up.
- Support scoop: As you lift, put your free hand under your cat's hind legs to support her bottom half.
- Don't force it: If your cat struggles or squirms, put her down — she may have other plans on her agenda.
Do your cats like to be held?