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One of the big problems with cats is if you've got to transport them to the vet, or you've got to keep them safe or even hold them to give them medications, getting them to stay still is the big problem. So, what I find is a cat's crate is pretty much a vital part if you have a cat. Now, the cat crates come in different designs, but they all have the same problem; getting a cat actually into them. Now, cat crates are an important part of your first aid kit. And they also need to be strong and have easy-to-use locks which can close quickly. That means that they can stay secure while you are transporting them, but also once you get the cat into the crate, you can quickly close the door and keep them there. Some cats find them a good place to sleep because they feel safe. So, it might be a good idea to try and get your cat get used to a cat crate from a very young age. It may well be that you give them some feed or treats in their crate. If you have an older cat, again, put the crate out so it becomes a normal part of the furniture, so it is out there and add some treats in their crate and, hopefully, they'll start to get used to it. That said, you will still have to try and get a frightened, maybe painful, cat into a crate without hurting it and also reduce the pain it's going to hurt you as it scratches you.

So, wrapping a cat in a blanket is a good idea. Wrapping it around holds the cat and their claws get caught in it and it keeps them safe. Also, they can't dig out of a blanket. Once you get the cat into the crate, it's very quick and easy to release the blanket, or you can just let go of the blanket or towel into the crate and then let them then make that as their bed. If you have to administer first aid on a cat, it may well be you need to treat a cut to its leg, and the big problem you will have is them biting you and scratching you. So, you can wrap them up in a towel, but also, you may need to stop them from biting you.

There are special muzzles for cats. But generally, they do not like anything put over their faces and you may end up with a lot of scratches if you try and muzzle them. Cat muzzles are nothing like dog muzzles. They are a simple muzzle that goes over their mouth to stop them from biting you, but also covers their eyes up. The idea of this is to try and keep them calm. Now, the muzzle itself is a simple nylon muzzle, and you put the lower side of it underneath the head. So, as you put the muzzle over, it is covering up their eyes. Make sure you do not push the muzzle straight into their eyes, you would lie it down. What you do not want to do is the muzzles would be rubbing their eyes.

It has Velcro on the back, so you can very quickly and easily remove it. And you can remove it from the back without having to do anything from the front. It makes it less likely that they are going to scratch you. Now, never leave a muzzle on for any length of time when you are not actually with the cat. So, only have it on for when you need it. Now, the next thing is, is if you have one of these muzzles and you think there is going to be a problem, it's probably a good idea to try, if possible, and practice putting a muzzle on while there is nothing wrong. So, if you do have one of these, and they're very cheap to buy these, you can practice so the cat does get used to it, or you find that your cat absolutely freaks out and you cannot use it. So, these are not something you would use generally all the time, but it is worth it if you think you are going to have trouble. It does save the odd cut to yourself.