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How to deactivate a cat

That's a reflex from when it was a kitten and carried around by the momma cat.

This is what happens when you turn the power off when the computer is still loading

Information regarding new processes and procedures regarding indoor cats

By Emily Caldwell

Using clips to gently squeeze the skin at the back of a cat's neck before minor veterinary procedures or even a nail-trimming at home is an effective and pain-free way to humanely hold cats that might otherwise put up a fuss, according to a study conducted in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Researchers determined that the clipping technique, dubbed "clipnosis" or pinch-induced behavioral inhibition, relaxes most cats as long as the clips are placed before a cat has a chance to become too agitated or upset.

In the study, 30 of 31 cats responded positively the first time clips were placed on the scruff of their neck. The positive response tended to improve after repeated clippings over three months, suggesting the technique can be used over the course of a cat's lifetime for such procedures as physical examinations, blood draws, and vaccinations.

The clipping seems to evoke the same scruff response that renders kittens still so their mothers can carry them in their mouths, said senior study author Tony Buffington, professor of veterinary clinical sciences at Ohio State. Even most adult cats will go limp when they are gently grasped by the scruff of the neck, he said.

"Cats generally seemed more content, sometimes even purring, and less fearful during veterinary procedures when clips were used instead of restraint by some other means," Buffington said.

The study appeared in the February 2008 issue of the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.

A host of tests during the clipnosis experiment showed the technique does not cause cats pain.

"It's easy to tell if you're hurting animals because they don't like it when you do things to them that hurt," Buffington said. "When the cats in this study saw the clips, they often would lie down. If the cats were hurt by them, they would have seen those clips and tried to get away. If anything, the effect on them is positive."

The researchers used one or two standard two-inch binder clips in the study and conducted a test to ensure the pressure of the clips would not damage the cats' skin or interfere with blood flow.

"We found that the pressure is no more intense than a blood pressure cuff when it is measuring your blood pressure," Buffington said. Previous research has shown that it would take four to six times more pressure over several hours to cause any damage to a cat's skin. The clips are typically used for only a few minutes at a time.

In the study, the clips were placed directly behind the ears in the middle of each cat's back. A second clip, if used, was placed immediately behind the first.

Several types of clips were analyzed, and the most effective appeared to be those that most closely matched a cat's systolic blood pressure. Buffington designed a clip that Ohio State has patented and is licensing for commercialization.

Cats are good candidates for restraint techniques because they are genetically inclined to be afraid of humans and dogs, their ancestral predators, and might feel competitive around other cats. As solitary hunters, they also don't recognize the existence of any hierarchy that would place humans at the head of a pack. So veterinary visits, where they typically encounter all of these species, can be particularly stressful for cats.

Buffington is an advocate for teaching all new kitten owners how to use the clipnosis technique, and said awareness of a simple and gentle restraint option could be a lifesaver for cats that are difficult to manage.

"This is something owners can do throughout a cat's life during simple tasks like brushing their teeth or trimming their claws, and the cat won't be upset about it," he said. "There are 2 million to 3 million cats a year that get killed in this country because owners can't do things like trim their claws. And if the owner learned how to do this, and was trained properly in how you teach a cat to permit you to clip its claws, then these kinds of procedures could save millions of cats' lives per year."

Co-authors of the study were Megan Pozza, Judi Stella and Susan Wagner of Ohio State's Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Anne-Claire Chappuis-Gagnon of the Clinique Vétérinaire Réservée aux Chats in Sainte Foy Les Lyon, France.

Vulcan nerve pinch.

A 1000 year-old Viking sword discovered by reindeer hunters atop a mountain in Southern Norway.

A 1000 year-old Viking sword discovered by reindeer hunters atop a mountain in Southern Norway.

Ahh, the famous rusty Blade of Tetanus.

Assuming it's not an abandoned movie prop

Nope. They Carbon dated it and all:

Get your goddamn bare hand off of that artifact. Skin oils damage many kinds of materials, notably leather and iron. Also, it belongs in a museum!

CT scan of an ancient Buddhist sculpture discovers skeletal remains of a monk inside

CT scan of an ancient Buddhist sculpture discovers skeletal remains of a monk inside

It was the perfect crime.

And they would've gotten away with it too if it hadn't been for this pesky future technology!

How do they know it was a monk? It could've been some poor slob they kidnapped off the street and decided to toss in a statue.

Or just a practical joke they wanted to play on Gary.

This is what a "split lobster" looks like. This coloring occurs once in every 50 million lobsters

This is what a "split lobster" looks like. This coloring occurs once in every 50 million lobsters

What in crustacean

Surf and smurf

Little known fact, the left side is cherry flavored, the right side is blue raspberry.

Ah yes an incredibly rare member of a biologically immortal species, fascinating

Tommy, get the butter

Leaving work on a Friday

All I want from Reddit is a gif in real time, then slow-mo. I hate only slow-mo gifs.

C'mon, that's easy to do when you throw it real slow like that.

Holy shit that was so smooth.

The first half of the gif I thought this was going to end very badly.

This table's length can be doubled

Betcha that is one heavy ass table

My Ikea table's length can be sextupled in size in under 15 seconds, has built-in storage drawers and only cost me $180.

My Ikea table's length can be in under 15 seconds, has built-in storage drawers and only cost me $180.

Most ass tables pack a heavy load.

Own that one... Those frames holding the top up stop it from being even remotely sat around in a social situation..

Cheetah's head is stationary when running full speed

Cheetah's head is stationary when running full speed

I just noticed, fascinatingly, that my head also became stationary when watching the gif

Can't be running very fast then...

Nope. His heads moving at the same speed as his body.

Yours truly. Pedantic Reddit cunt

I believe the word you are looking for is stable

incredibly thought out lawful evil tactic

faker than stacy's instagram photos

It does look staged. Guy with the shotgun kind of conveniently leaves it on the counter after being pushed. But if this was real...those bags of chips would've made for some cool story back with the gang.


Man saves puppy

Not all heroes wear capes ... this one for example wore crocs.

This puts a smile on my face

Hope he kept the puppy :)

How could you not? I've never even had a dog but if that were me, I'd have one now.

He pretty much gave birth to the puppy. It's his responsibility until the puppy grows up and goes off to dog college.

Animal gaits

I mean...did you absolutely HAVE to animate a cock and balls on how a dog runs...

man, i love watching this stuff and thinking “my god, what’s this dog gonna do next? run?” and to my surprise, he runs. what a ride.

I really like how they show the locomotion of the cock and balls. Very important and often overlooked.

yes, i actually want an animation dedicated exclusively to how the cock and balls moves during a gallop.

Try one of these subthreads