How Treating Feline Asthma Is Done Right | Train Your Cat (ENGLISH SUBTITELS)
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October

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , /


So. Here we are to demonstrate how treating your cat for asthma’s done right. Here are some treats. Would you sit down for me please? Well? Okay, first of all: Cuddling time! Oh yeah, see? That’s good. I’m massaging her head. Rubbing her eyes and the nose. Whatever it is your cat likes. That’s right. Aaaand she’s purring. Well. I’ve got this readied up. Spray is already inside. And now I’m putting it on her nose. Here you can see if she’s inhaling. If she does, this leash will be moving up. Let’s show this to the cam. Maybe you can tell in the pic? And that was one second. One second, Iri, good job. Let’s do another one. Good. Second two. And that’s how we roll. Here’s second three and four. Thank you. She’s doing a good job. Six seconds. Very well. I like telling her what good of a job she’s doing. And if she starts to protest she’ll get some more cuddles. Don’t wanna stress her out with the aspirator. It’s important that you stay calm during this. And are patient. And letting her feel that patience. That’s sometimes not easy to do. You might not make a whole 60 secs if you’re lacking in patience. But if you can make 50 or 40 at least, that’s pretty good. Seven, eight, nine. Ten. She’ll definately want to get up in between. I’m expecting that when reaching second 25. If I’m lucky. Right? Now she doesn’t want to anymore. Come on. Come on. Ten seconds and counting. Eleven… Twelve. Gooood. Gooood. Very good, Iri. She does like to be talked to over the entire process. Right? You like that. She does. She’s enjoying this. I think she know that if she protests she’ll get extra cuttles. Thirteen seconds. Fourteen. Fiveteen. Nice. She’s a bit sensitive on her belly, so I’m leaving that out. Aaaand… she’ll otherwise just stop cooperating. Yeah. And when she’s getting up like she is right now I just let her. What you don’t wanna do is stress her out with the mask. As long as she’s not lying down she’s not ready for it. What helps to make her lay down again is asking her to. Iri? Come over here. I’m showing her with my hand. You can push her back down a bit. She’ll usually lay down if you do. Not now though, now she’s walking away. Iri! Come over here! When in doubt, always make use of your snacks. To get her attention back. Ain’t that right, Iri? Come here. What she doesn’t like – Well. I’m putting it wrong. I should be saying… What she loves whenever it’s there is distraction. Every distraction potentially destroys this undertaking. If someone enters this scene or rings the doorbell or there’s noise outside it will mean a break. When a moth’s flying it it will mean a break. I let her be if that happens and try again a couple of minutes later. Iri, come over here. Come on. So. Yeah, come on. Where did we stop? Seventeen? Right. Oh, look. That’s good. She’s best in cooperating when she’s laying on her side. If she does, you can gently cuddle her face for a bit before while putting the mask back on. When combining cuddles and mask you can make a lot of progress. Wait. I’m reminding her she’s got a job to do here. You can also use your arm like that in order to stabilize her without any pressure, of course. and to stop her from walking away again. (holding her down just a bit can be very helpful. but if she wants you stop you always should. The more comfortable and pressure-free you can this, the more she’ll be willing to comply when you try the next time.) (holding her down just a bit can be very helpful. but if she wants you stop you always should. The more comfortable and pressure-free you can this, the more she’ll be willing to comply when you try the next time.) (holding her down just a bit can be very helpful. but if she wants you stop you always should. The more comfortable and pressure-free you can this, the more she’ll be willing to comply when you try the next time.) She likes to bite into this. I’m pushing her mouth shut. If I don’t, she won’t breathe through the nose. Twentytwo. Yup. As you can see, this takes some time. When I started with this routine it took me… …up to fourty minutes each time. Today we can make it in ten. (Make this a special time for your cat and you’ll be fine. She’ll even start initiating the process herself.) That was good. I think this was thirtytwo, right, Iri? Thirtythree. (Counting) Thirtyeight. Good. (Counting on) (Counting…) Gooood. We’re getting to the next level here, are we? Fourtyfour. Fourtyfive. You’re not always as cooperative, are you? Admit. Fourtysix. I have to turn the tube into a position that enables me to see if that leash is responding to her breathing in. I’m only counting the seconds if she’s actually breathing in. Fourtynine. Fifty. (Counting) Almost there. Yes. Concerning her rewards for this (Counting) it depends on how good she cooperated. (But she will always get a reward) Fiftynine… I think we should stop here, she’s done a great job. Very good, Iri, today’s reward is… Five treats! I always take them apart. There. And one more. That’s it. I’m excited about finding out how long this video will be. (This was recorded a while ago. Her cooperation has improved SO much since then. We usually take up only 5 minutes by now.) (I also started teaching her stuff. She’ll catch her snacks when you toss them to her. And she’ll respond to high fives. When everything’s done, I give her a proper handshake. That way she knows that the show is over.) Yup. And when done I like doing this: High five! High five! Well? High five! Oh come on. Aaah. There you go. Come on. Come here. Come here. This way now. Aaand… High five! High five! (It took a while to teach her that) 😀 (Trying again) Too bad. She didn’t do it for the cam. Oh well. That was it. If you have any questions leave a comment or call. Good luck! See you!


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