Freeze, faint, fight, or fidget. Punishment, pain, and fear can trigger aggression or fight behavior. If you approach the animal pay attention to the animal body language.
A dog or cat can quickly become upset when trimming their nails or inserting a thermometer. When standing over a pet appears threatening to the pet. Do not make direct eye contact with the animal or approach it if the animal grows. Be gentle with your voice and hands when trying to approach the animal hold your hand out with treats.
Use gloves, a towel, a leash, a harness, and a muzzle when you need to handle animals. Remain calm. Cats and dogs are experts at reading emotional cues.
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