Re: has anyone heard of this?
- This is the most amazing thing and it works beautifully. Thank you
so much for the suggestion. Everyone should know about this little
technique, it certainly is much less stressful on both the kitty and
the owner. Thank you again, Amanda and Griffin
> 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 youusing
> an ordinary type wooden clothespin, the kind with the littlespringy
> things in them? I try to picture this but I'm wondering if thathold
> 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?40yahoogroups.com>
> --- In cats-healthandbehav <mailto:cats-healthandbehavior%
> firstname.lastname@example.org, "Sarah"year.)
> <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 beingsending
> > or confined and the very violent way she reacts (including
> > two of us to the ER in the same day).her
> > 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 ina
> > blanket- which worked last time. Didn't work this time. I endedup
> > dripping blood and we gave up.a
> > 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 pickher
> > up, hold her in my lap and trim her nails with no problem. Icould
> > even hold her to my face and give her hugs and kisses. When wewere
> > done, I calmly removed the clips and she got up and walked away,much
> > 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 noidea
> > how we would ever get her to the vet or give her meds ifnecessary.
> > 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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