To add to my last post about touching your cats bellies. They don’t especially like their toes touched either. But I have had more than one cat who had a claw that did not grow properly and ended up possibly growing into their foot pads. If I wasn’t able to touch and massage their toes this would have escaped my notice and could have become very painful to them. As it was, I could keep on top of it and have his errant claw trimmed before it got too close to his toe pad.
Touch your kitties all over and all the time. Make it pleasurable for them so when the vet does it then it’s ok. Your cats will thank you for it and you will love the feeling as well as your furry friend will be purring the whole time if you are doing it right.