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Date: 07/14/11 09:39 AM

42 Responses to How To Deactivate A Live Cat

  1. Profile photo of fiizok
    fiizok Male 40-49
    591 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    Link: How To Deactivate A Live Cat - Because cats don`t come with an on/off switch.
  2. Profile photo of shappy
    shappy Male 18-29
    757 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 9:50 am
    if only i knew about this when i had a cat. it doesnt look like it hurts
  3. Profile photo of Devilpillar
    Devilpillar Male 13-17
    36 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 9:52 am
    Poor cat, that looks ouchy.
  4. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 9:59 am
    Oh my! Those binder clips are pinchy, but yeah, it didn`t seem to mind. Weird.
  5. Profile photo of Ebin01
    Ebin01 Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2011 at 10:00 am
    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.
  6. Profile photo of blckhawk1234
    blckhawk1234 Male 18-29
    518 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 10:01 am
    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.
  7. Profile photo of elderban
    elderban Male 30-39
    390 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 10:02 am
    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.
  8. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 10:06 am
    Same principle as was applied in Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein.
  9. Profile photo of donthaveone
    donthaveone Male 30-39
    953 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 10:26 am
    Damn where was this when I was trying to trim my cats nails.
  10. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 10:30 am
    Same thing can be done to bulls and horses by grabbing the bottom lip. (it`s what bulldogs were bred for)
  11. Profile photo of funnehkitteh
    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
    528 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 10:36 am
    chickens + chalk XD
  12. Profile photo of captkava
    captkava Male 40-49
    257 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 10:46 am
    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...
  13. Profile photo of sweetrebelnc
    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
    847 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 10:55 am
    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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    planty Female 30-39
    119 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 11:16 am
    oh it`s now bath time for Mr. Scratch!
  15. Profile photo of ATL1EN
    ATL1EN Male 18-29
    622 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 11:33 am
    @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.
  16. Profile photo of gothmo
    gothmo Female 18-29
    1324 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 11:34 am
    hahaha cute XD was just told about this by a friend to hold a kitten by the scruff and they basically just turn off.
  17. Profile photo of NATattack
    NATattack Female 18-29
    285 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm
    Finally a solution!
  18. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    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)
  19. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    IZ go into mommyz mode.
  20. Profile photo of Jade_Phoenix
    Jade_Phoenix Female 18-29
    407 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 1:42 pm
    MUST. TRY. THIS!
  21. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    lolz
  22. Profile photo of Yap71
    Yap71 Male 30-39
    150 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    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.
  23. Profile photo of rogue_knight
    rogue_knight Male 40-49
    868 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    cool
  24. Profile photo of jacobsona29
    jacobsona29 Female 18-29
    233 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    That works `cuz that`s how their moms calm them down as babies :)
  25. Profile photo of Tekinette
    Tekinette Male 30-39
    273 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 4:34 pm
    I wish this would work on people.
  26. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    XD
  27. Profile photo of chickiesue86
    chickiesue86 Male 70 & Over
    273 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 6:03 pm
    same applies to ferrets. scruff them and they just dangle and yawn.
  28. Profile photo of FeelTheRide
    FeelTheRide Female 18-29
    515 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 7:07 pm
    Have you ever clipped one of those on yourself?!? I have and it f#ck!ng hurts! Poor kitty.
  29. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 7:52 pm
    I tired this on my boss today because he is such a drating pussy. Didn`t work.
  30. Profile photo of Subushie
    Subushie Male 18-29
    1646 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 8:05 pm
    Haha, I can almost hear the cat saying "commencing shut down."

    p.s. cats rule
  31. Profile photo of Stormith
    Stormith Female 18-29
    543 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 10:44 pm
    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.
  32. Profile photo of sidewyz8
    sidewyz8 Female 18-29
    843 posts
    July 15, 2011 at 5:41 am
    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.
  33. Profile photo of Subushie
    Subushie Male 18-29
    1646 posts
    July 15, 2011 at 5:58 am
    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
  34. Profile photo of Tekas
    Tekas Male 18-29
    147 posts
    July 15, 2011 at 6:34 am
    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.
  35. Profile photo of DShephard
    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    July 15, 2011 at 8:44 am
    I gently yet firmly grab the scruff of her neck whenever she gets too energetic for the time of day.

    Completely okay for them.
  36. Profile photo of Tekas
    Tekas Male 18-29
    147 posts
    July 15, 2011 at 11:19 am
    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.
  37. Profile photo of AsdaPrice
    AsdaPrice Male 18-29
    79 posts
    July 15, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    @ Nyan,

    Congrats you made me LOL
  38. Profile photo of JaundiceCake
    JaundiceCake Female 18-29
    674 posts
    July 15, 2011 at 9:16 pm
    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.
  39. Profile photo of DoctorSlutba
    DoctorSlutba Female 18-29
    47 posts
    July 15, 2011 at 10:33 pm
    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.
  40. Profile photo of TokioKoos
    TokioKoos Female 18-29
    412 posts
    July 16, 2011 at 4:12 am
    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.
  41. Profile photo of kimkio
    kimkio Female 18-29
    877 posts
    July 16, 2011 at 4:38 am
    this method didn`t work for most of my cats. it`s like they were immune to neck holding or smth
  42. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14656 posts
    July 19, 2011 at 10:03 am
    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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