How to properly pick your pets up

When we get home after a long day, sometimes picking up your furry friend might seem to be exactly what both of you need. We show our love through cuddles and hugs! It may seem like a simple and basic task to pick up your pets, but it’s important to do it properly to ensure their safety and comfort. In this guide, we will explore the correct techniques for picking up various types of pets, taking into consideration their size, temperament, and physical characteristics! By learning these proper methods, you can foster a trusting and enjoyable relationship with your pets while keeping them happy and secure. 💞

Picking up your pets properly is important to ensure their safety and comfort, as well as to avoid any injuries to yourself. The method of picking up a pet can vary depending on the type and size of the animal. Here are some general guidelines for picking up common household pets 🦮🐈🐇🐹

How to Pick Up Dogs 🦮

  • Approach your dog calmly and let them see and smell your hand before attempting to pick them up.
  • For small dogs, bend at the knees, crouch down, and scoop them up by placing one hand under their chest and the other hand under their hindquarters.
  • For larger dogs, approach them from the side, gently slip one arm under their chest, and use your other arm to support their hindquarters.
  • Lift with your legs, not your back, to avoid strain.

How to Pick Up Cats 🐈

  • Approach your cat slowly and calmly, allowing them to become comfortable with your presence.
  • To pick up a cat, place one hand under its chest and the other hand under its hindquarters.
  • Lift gently and support their weight evenly. Some cats may prefer to be cradled against your chest or shoulder.

How to Pick Up Rabbits 🐇

  • Approach your rabbit slowly and speak softly to them to avoid startling them.
  • To pick up a rabbit, place one hand under their chest and the other hand under their hindquarters, making sure to support their back and spine.
  • Lift them gently and hold them securely against your chest or in your arms.

How to Pick Up Hamsters 🐹  

  • When picking up small rodents like hamsters, use both hands to scoop them up from underneath.
  • Support their entire body to prevent them from wriggling or falling.

Always be mindful of your pet’s temperament and preferences. Some animals may not enjoy being picked up, so it’s important to respect their boundaries. Additionally, make sure your pet is comfortable and secure in your grasp to prevent them from wriggling or falling. Proper handling and picking-up techniques can help strengthen the bond between you and your pet while ensuring their safety and well-being.

🥰 MyFriend’s Parent things! Everything about us, pet lovers and pawrents. From lifestyle to taking care of our furry friends properly, and fun activities for everyone, it’s all here!

🐶🐱 MyFriend, your pet’s app. Where pet parents can find all the services and content to take better care of their best friends!


Enjoyed the article? Share with a Friend!