How To Deactivate A Live Cat

Submitted by: fiizok 5 years ago Funny

Because cats don"t come with an on/off switch.
There are 42 comments:
Male 14,778
I must try this on my wife. If it works any better than a ball gag, I`ll buy the binder clip.
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Female 877
this method didn`t work for most of my cats. it`s like they were immune to neck holding or smth
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Female 412
Works for one of my cats, but the other one has no idea what it is when I do that to him. He`s from the animal shelter so I think maybe he grew up without a mother. They got him as an adult cat as well, so they had no idea what had happened to him before they got him. He must have lived with humans before, he`s the cuddliest cat you`ve ever seen.
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Female 47
I`m going to assume that this is something they might do to try and calm down or restrain certain cats. It`s a vet`s office and the cat is obviously fine. Besides, anyone with a cat should know that the skin on the scruff of the neck is thick and that scruffing a cat isn`t going to do them any harm. When you think about how tough animals are and what they`d endure in everyday life just in the wild (or even going outside), to see people complain about something like this is a little ridiculous.

Also Nyan made me lol hard.
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Female 674
It is never okay to completely hold a cat by the skin of its neck. If necessary, cradle it from underneath and hold the scruff. Either way, this method is not guaranteed for every cat.
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Male 79
@ Nyan,

Congrats you made me LOL
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Male 147
I`d love to see them do that to my cat. It doesn`t work with him, unless you`re trying to get a few stripes in your hand.
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Male 1,595
I gently yet firmly grab the scruff of her neck whenever she gets too energetic for the time of day.

Completely okay for them.
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Male 147
I`d love to see them do that to my cat. It doesn`t work with him, unless you`re trying to get a few stripes in your hand.
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Male 1,646
Attention all Potential Veterinarians that are posting on this link.
We are all very aware of what makes this happen.

You don`t need to comment about it.

Thanks
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Female 843
It`s called the fetal hold. They`re supposed to curl up but my cat actually stretches out. He`s weird.

But yea, I`d think the bulldog clip would be a little too strong of a grip and probably hurt.
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Female 543
Cat expert here

That part of their neck is very loose and is easy to grab, it doesn`t hurt them. It`s how the mother carries them as a child, and it is safe to pick up a cat, especially a scared/anxious one, properly by it`s scruff. The cat was probably shutting down because he felt that he was being in some way dominated.
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Male 1,646
Haha, I can almost hear the cat saying "commencing shut down."

p.s. cats rule
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Male 2,033
I tired this on my boss today because he is such a drating pussy. Didn`t work.
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Female 515
Have you ever clipped one of those on yourself?!? I have and it f#ck!ng hurts! Poor kitty.
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Male 273
same applies to ferrets. scruff them and they just dangle and yawn.
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Male 1,081
XD
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Male 273
I wish this would work on people.
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Female 233
That works `cuz that`s how their moms calm them down as babies :)
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Male 868
cool
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Male 150
I think its some sort of instinct to stay still when their mothers carry them, because that`s where they get carried by when they are kittens.
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Male 25,416
lolz
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Female 407
MUST. TRY. THIS!
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Male 14,332
IZ go into mommyz mode.
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Female 3,696
I like the concept haha I think I would find something a little less powerful than a binder clip- maybe a smaller size and then try it! X)
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Female 285
Finally a solution!
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Female 1,324
hahaha cute XD was just told about this by a friend to hold a kitten by the scruff and they basically just turn off.
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Male 622
@captkava a trick my mom used to use. if you put a window screen in the tub. the cat will claw and latch to the screen. not you.
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Female 119
oh it`s now bath time for Mr. Scratch!
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Female 846
the paper clip is pinching the submission nerve. momma cat does the same thing when she carries her kittens around in her mouth. and @ ggolbezz, ha ha i love that movie.
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Male 257
if only i had been told that years ago i`d have a lot less scar tissue. ever tried bathing an engine oil covered cat?
i have...
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Male 528
chickens + chalk XD
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Male 1,929
Same thing can be done to bulls and horses by grabbing the bottom lip. (it`s what bulldogs were bred for)
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Male 953
Damn where was this when I was trying to trim my cats nails.
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Male 1,931
Same principle as was applied in Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein.
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Male 390
It`s inherent. Parents carried them like that when they were kittens, so they remain still and almost dead weight. Although I am sure the binder clip did hurt a bit.
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Male 518
It doesn`t hurt them. The reason they freeze up is because that is where their mother carried them. They are meant to have that extra skin for that reason.
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Male 1
lol. Our cat used to do something similar. I think they do that because, the scruff of the neck would be where the mother cat would pick them up / carry them when they`re kittens.
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Female 4,039
Oh my! Those binder clips are pinchy, but yeah, it didn`t seem to mind. Weird.
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Male 36
Poor cat, that looks ouchy.
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Male 757
if only i knew about this when i had a cat. it doesnt look like it hurts
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Male 591
Link: How To Deactivate A Live Cat [Rate Link] - Because cats don`t come with an on/off switch.
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