Saturday, July 16, 2011 4:12:36 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.
Friday, July 15, 2011 10:33:57 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.
Friday, July 15, 2011 9:16:16 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.