Monday, July 11, 2011

Cats Have Pause Buttons!


Wow....

4 comments:

Bethany said...

I'm told scruffing works for dogs, too.

I have to admit I was a little irritated the first time I took my cats to their current vet, and one of the things that annoyed me was that when the vet tech picked up my cats to carry them out and weigh them, he immediately scruffed them. I mean, some kitties are very aggressive and need that sort of control, but mine are quite gentle. They don't need to be scruffed just to be weighed.

noricum said...

Perhaps the weight is more accurate if they're not moving around?

I knew they had a reflex that was activated by grabbing their scruff, I didn't realize how effective it was, though.

Miller Mommy said...

wow, so thats why mommy cats carry their kittens like that!

noricum said...

I think the "pause button" effect is as a result (or co-evolution) of the mommies carrying them this way. If they struggle while mom is carrying them, it's not good.