Fractious to fine: How to control those crazy cats


When you have fractious cats running amok in your veterinary clinic, whats the best way to restrain them? We have a few ideas.

Despite all his rage he is still just a cat in a cage (and one you can control!). (Photo: thornchai/'s a fact that every veterinary professional knows well: Cats have 32 muscles in each ear to help them ignore you. With the fractious Professor Jigglys of the veterinary world attempting to take over your clinic, you're left with few options of restraint and control. Don't worry, we've got a few options to help you out.

Restraint? It's in the bag

Jorgensen Laboratories brings you nylon cat restraining bags designed for proper restraint of those fractious cats in your clinic. The bags give you front and rear access from a two-way zipper running the full length. It also comes equipped with a Velcro collar and front leg openings that can quickly and efficiently close. It's washable and waterproof, and the pull-tab zipper flap ensures that no kitty fur gets caught in the process.

Nabbing cats from cages just got easy

You've got a fractious cat in a cage that you need to remove from a cage without harming yourself, your patient or your staff. Yikes. Luckily, Campbell Pet Company has you covered with this durable, washable capture net. With the EZ-Nabber, you can safely transfer a cat to another cage, place them into their carrier, give injections and hold him while you clean and flush abscesses and wounds.

Keep those cats fenced

When your feline patients become a little too ambitious, they can reach greater heights than any other animal you care for-no, really. Stop cats from climbing over fences and up trees with Cat Fence-In. It fits any height of wood, vinyl, masonry, wire or chain-link fence. It keeps feline patients in and keeps strays out. Their combination barrier prevents cats from jumping or climbing to the top of the fence, since the netting is between the cat and his landing place.

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