Dogs no problem but not cats says this Vet

@allknowing (70594)
India
March 13, 2018 9:40am CST
Only those who own cats can handle them when they are ill whereas any dog can be handled by Vets by just putting a muzzle. My experience to handle a cat that does not belong to me was proof enough to testify what the Vet said. Moral of the story. Never care for stray cats as when they fall ill neither the Vet nor the one who cares for them can handle.them
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
14 Mar
Our veterinarian knows how to handle cats. He's wonderful. I suppose stray cats are more of a concern for many.
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@allknowing (70594)
• India
14 Mar
Have you personally seen a Vet handling a stray?
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
14 Mar
@allknowing No, just my crazy scaredy cats.
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@allknowing (70594)
• India
14 Mar
@DianneN There is a huge difference between cats that grow with the owners and those like our Lolly II who is a perfect stray
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@Corbin5 (119167)
• United States
13 Mar
Our veterinarian is able to handle cats. Our cat, and my sisters four cats are given the best of car by our veterinarians. Our vet did muzzle our cat, Missy, because she did not want to have her nails clipped. The muzzle worked. Stray cats are handled well by veterinarians here too.
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@allknowing (70594)
• India
14 Mar
Your cats and your sister's grew up with their owners but when it comes to full grown strays then it is a different story. I have been a witness to what happened with our Lolly II
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@Corbin5 (119167)
• United States
14 Mar
@allknowing Oh yes, strays really are different. We do not have stray cats here due to laws that do not allow cats to roam, and all adopted cats being spayed or neutered. No dog or cat can be off-leash when outside of their own backyards. If a cat is off-lease, it is picked up and taken to a shelter.
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@AmbiePam (50250)
• United States
13 Mar
I have never had a cat, but my dog Annabelle just loves cats. Every time she sees one she wants to play with it. Too bad they don't feel the same way.
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@allknowing (70594)
• India
14 Mar
Cats are a different species which I know from experience.
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@hostessman (10158)
• Tucson, Arizona
13 Mar
i am a dog person all the way
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@LadyDuck (182016)
• Switzerland
16 Mar
What happened to Lolly II? I hope nothing wrong. Stray cats cannot be touched by a vet.
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@allknowing (70594)
• India
16 Mar
He has not yet come back.
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@LadyDuck (182016)
• Switzerland
17 Mar
@allknowing I hope he is well and that he will come back to you.
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@allknowing (70594)
• India
17 Mar
@LadyDuck The little boy got so friightened that day when all of us were chasing him which has never happened in his life. It was just love that he got till that day.
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@Essjayd (1619)
13 Mar
Lol cats have too many sharp contact points!! On the other hand my dog was muzzled at the vets and managed to headbutt a vet nurse hard enough to need ice on her eye
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@allknowing (70594)
• India
14 Mar
That is hilarious. I thought only bulls did that (l;ol)
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@Essjayd (1619)
14 Mar
@allknowing He's terrified so he throws himself in every direction! He reminds me of a toddler having a tantrum paws and head going in every direction
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@shaggin (38420)
• United States
13 Mar
Vets would have more knowledge of this then I would but it can be very hard to get a muzzle on a dog just as it is hard to get close to a cat with their claws.
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@allknowing (70594)
• India
14 Mar
Dogs I notice are easy to handle.
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@shaggin (38420)
• United States
14 Mar
@allknowing depends some dogs are huge. Even my boyfriends lab if she really wants to break free I am not strong enough to hold her back.
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@JudyEv (136653)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Mar
Are you able to tame the stray cats or don't you want to do that?
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@allknowing (70594)
• India
14 Mar
If strays grow with me as it happened to our earlier Lolly it is not difficult.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
13 Mar
Did you get clawed? That cat in the picture looks a bit sneaky.
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@allknowing (70594)
• India
14 Mar
Lolly II would have surely bit all of us if we did not put that towel on him.
@amadeo (75604)
• United States
13 Mar
I am a bit confused on this.Ms.Ruby never had a muzzle put on.Cats.I do not know to much about.
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@allknowing (70594)
• India
14 Mar
Stray cats are difficult to handle. In fact they just cannot be handled specially when they need medical treatment.
13 Mar
I am a dog person. I love cats too. Bt never had one.