How to deactivate a cat

Simple, huh?
Draxsays...

Actually after much scientific research they discovered it's because the cat's too busy calling you "ASSHOLE" over and over in it's head.

frizlefrysays...

The pressure between the shoulder blades simulates the bite a mother cat uses to carry her kittens. Adult cats respond to this to some varying degree due to that instinct to become limp while being carried as a baby. It's useful to know if you have to give your cat a bath. Don't try to carry them by that fold of skin though. Their adult weight and the grip force necessary to hold them makes it too painful to bear for prolonged periods.

Deanosays...

>> ^frizlefry:

The pressure between the shoulder blades simulates the bite a mother cat uses to carry her kittens. Adult cats respond to this to some varying degree due to that instinct to become limp while being carried as a baby. It's useful to know if you have to give your cat a bath. Don't try to carry them by that fold of skin though. Their adult weight and the grip force necessary to hold them makes it too painful to bear for prolonged periods.


What I was about to say. Both my cats are very different in personality but both respond to having that area pinched repeatedly. It really chills them out.

critical_dsays...

If this trick allows a cat to be treated by a vet who would otherwise need to be restrained, sedated, or further stressed, then it's awesome. I can just see this becoming a cruel "hey..you gotta check this out...where is the cat" kinda things and that just sucks.

petpeevedsays...

>> ^critical_d:

If this trick allows a cat to be treated by a vet who would otherwise need to be restrained, sedated, or further stressed, then it's awesome. I can just see this becoming a cruel "hey..you gotta check this out...where is the cat" kinda things and that just sucks.


During my two years of employment as a Vet Tech, I never once saw "the scruff" technique used on any highly stressed cats. I think even a moderate level of fear can easily override the induced paralysis.

siftbotsays...

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grintersays...

>> ^mxxcon:

This also works on dogs and virtually every other mammal which mother carries babies like that.


I wouldn't be surprised if this also works on domesticated dogs. Both house cats and domestic dogs have been selected for neotenic features; perhaps this response has come along for the ride, ...but I dare you to try it on a hyena!

Paybacksays...

>> ^ant:

Ah. I am surprised adult cats still have this.


Actually, ever been in a strong wind, or had compressed air blasted at your face? If you have a hard time breathing properly, that's due to the same reflex in babies that causes them to expell from their lungs when their faces hit air for the first time.

antsays...

>> ^Payback:

>> ^ant:
Ah. I am surprised adult cats still have this.

Actually, ever been in a strong wind, or had compressed air blasted at your face? If you have a hard time breathing properly, that's due to the same reflex in babies that causes them to expell from their lungs when their faces hit air for the first time.


Ew. Yes, I can't breathe in winds.

critical_dsays...

Thats when my gills come in handy. =)
>> ^Payback:

>> ^ant:
Ah. I am surprised adult cats still have this.

Actually, ever been in a strong wind, or had compressed air blasted at your face? If you have a hard time breathing properly, that's due to the same reflex in babies that causes them to expell from their lungs when their faces hit air for the first time.

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