Idea Exchange: Use a towel to calm nervous or fractious cats

Oct 01, 2005
By staff

When giving fractious or nervous cats subcutaneous fluids, my colleagues and I cover them with heavy towels to calm them down. We use a thick towel into which we have made a small fenestration. We drape the towel over the cat, positioning the fenestration over the shoulder blades. The towel safely restrains the cat, and the fenestration provides a spot for us to administer fluids.

Dr. Arnold Plotnick, MS, DACVIM, DABVP
New York City, N.Y.