Re: [FH] Re: has anyone heard of this?
- I just posted a site
Remember, this doesn't always work for all cats.
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From: "jamander33" <justinamanda@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 11:05 AM
Subject: [FH] Re: has anyone heard of this?
> Oh please, I want to know more about this as well. We have a rough
> time with Griffin with meds, stresses him out way too much. Please,
> please describe in a little more detail. Thank you, Amanda and
>> I think this is incredible and thanks so much for sharing it. I
>> wonder if you would mind describing this a little bit more. I
>> like to try it on one of mine to get her nails clipped. Are you
>> an ordinary type wooden clothespin, the kind with the little
>> things in them? I try to picture this but I'm wondering if that
>> clothespin is deep/long enough to get a good grip on the fur. I'm
>> thinking that if it isn't able to pick up enough of the fur I will
>> end up pinching her. How much of the scruff do you clip off or
>> in the pin?
>> --- In cats-healthandbehav <mailto:cats-healthandbehavior%
>> firstname.lastname@example.org, "Sarah"
>> <sectheatre@> wrote:
>> > I've posted a couple times about Peggy, our 3 legged former
>> > feral "foster" cat. (It's in quotes because we've had her a
>> > Several of those posts have been about her intense fear of being
>> > or confined and the very violent way she reacts (including
>> > two of us to the ER in the same day).
>> > Well we actually found a solution last night
>> > But back up first. Monday evening we decided she really needed
>> > claws trimmed so my wife picked her up and tried to wrap her in
>> > blanket- which worked last time. Didn't work this time. I ended
>> > dripping blood and we gave up.
>> > Then yesterday I remembered something I read online about how to
>> > utilize the accupressure points on the back of the neck to calm
>> > down by using clothespins.
>> > So I tried it first on my mild mannered Tigger. I clipped some
>> > clothespins at the back of his neck-in the same area you would
>> > a cat in. Tigger immediatly dropped down to the bed and gave me
>> > this `I'm in heaven" look.
>> > This braved me enough to try Peggy. I sat on the floor and
>> > her and very quickly clipped the first clip to her. She
>> > laid down and chilled. After adding a couple more- I could pick
>> > up, hold her in my lap and trim her nails with no problem. I
>> > even hold her to my face and give her hugs and kisses. When we
>> > done, I calmly removed the clips and she got up and walked away,
>> > at all traumatized.
>> > It was the most amazing thing I've ever seen and I feel SOOO
>> > better about her future. Before I was worried because I had no
>> > how we would ever get her to the vet or give her meds if
>> > I'm guessing proper scruffing could probably do the same thing,
>> > I've never been able to get a good grip before she turned around
>> > bit the heck out of me. This way worked SOOO much better.
>> > Hope this can help someone else too.
>> > -Sarah
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