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Vertigo Pulse asked in PetsCats · 2 decades ago

How do you get an angry cat into a cat carrier?

I'm trying to put a friend's cat into the cat carrier but every time I get near the cat, she hisses, growls or swats at me. What should I do?

25 Answers

  • zen
    Lv 7
    2 decades ago
    Favorite Answer

    LOL I have great sympathy for you! Been there, done that, got my T-shirt shredded! :-))

    There are two methods.

    The first involves two people. FIRST, pick up the cat, get a good grip on her. If she is hissing, growling, and swatting, throw a blanket or large towel over her, then grab her. Second, get the cat carrier. Have one person hold the cat carrier firmly, so the opening (entrance) is up. The person holding the cat then drops her, TAIL FIRST into the cat carrier. Close the door QUICKLY and latch it.

    The second method can be accomplished by one person alone.

    FIRST pick up the cat. Same advice on throwing a towel or blanket over her. Hold her firmly. Second, get a bath towel, and wrap her in it, tightly, so that only her head sticks out. Lay the towel on the floor, put the cat on the towel, and firmly and quickly wrap her up. Wrap her like a mummy. Then drop the cat/mummy into the cat carrier, shut the door QUICKLY, and latch it. The cat will unwrap herself very swiftly, once you let her go, never fear! She will also have a towel in the carrier to lay on.

    This is not mean or cruel, and your cat will not hate you!

    I have four cats, and whenever I want to give them medicine, or clip their nails, I wrap them. The two females protest the most fiercely, and they love me still.

    They still love me, follow me from room to room, lay on me, lick me, climb or jump into my lap, etc.

    Think what a mother cat does when she wants a kitten to lay down, or stop bothering her: Whap! She pins her baby with her paw, and holds it down!

    I grab my cats and put them in the cat carrier whenever a trip to the vet is required. They still love me.

  • 2 decades ago

    Well first of all the cat is scared. Try and calm it down. Offer it some meat as a peace offering. If it just really does not like you and nothing you do calms it down leave a trail of turkey or fish from near where it is all the way inside the cat carrier. It will be a slow process but eventually will get inside.

    Good luck!

  • 2 decades ago

    Just put like a can of cat food in the back of the carrier and then wait and he will eventully go in.Trust me I know a whole lot about cats...

  • Anonymous
    2 decades ago

    have on something with thick sleeves... or even gloves or something, and then just pick it up and put it in. If it just won't go in, then put the carrier at the end of a table or something and bring the cat up to the opening, and it won't be able to go anywhere else, so it should go in. Hope that works.

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  • 2 decades ago

    Put a can of tuna or cat food in the carrier. Cats never say no to tuna.

    Source(s): personal experience
  • 2 decades ago

    The wrapping idea sounds like a good one since she is already upset. With my cats, I was told to stand the carrier on end with the door pointing skyward. Then once you get them started in, gravity will help you.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    ok, first lets help you brain storm.. the cat was used to being the only cat in the house right? then, we have the situation about going outside, to a new owner, and lots of new smells. "were is my master?" "were is this place?" "how did i get into the looking glass?" "how do i get back home?" ("the looking glass" is simply saying the window, but we don't really know if they understand that much) then to top everything off, when she got mean, she was taken to yet another place. again, with the smells, and new environment, and THEN new cats. ok, so how do you fix it? now we are getting some were. instead of locking her in her crate, lock her in the bathroom with food watter and litter. be sure to lock your self in there too. if only as much as you can, "pop" in there every once in a while first, without touching her. then when she is laying down, and not nervous when you do this, start to kneel down, when she gets back up, back away. then when you have finely got her to the point, pet her, when she gets up, back away. and so on.. this will teach her that you do not wish to hurt her, but want to be firends. it should take up to a week, but she has been through so much already, could be worth your time.

  • 2 decades ago

    grab it by the back of its neck like mama cats do when they carry their kittens it should calm down if not either bribe it with food or hold its legs together with both hands so it doesn't swat at you and put it in the carrier and shut the door really quick

    and if that doesn't work just forget about even trying

  • 2 decades ago

    I was gonna say very carefully. But then I read the rest of your question. With my cats we kinda do a sneak attack. hide the carrier, and come up from behind.

  • Anonymous
    2 decades ago

    Get a pillowcase. Throw pillowcase over the cat to scoop him up. Shove cat into carrier. Pull pillowcase off of cat.

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