Asked in Domestic Dogs
Why does your dog pull your cat around by the neck and pull his hair out?
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Asked in Cats (Felines), Cat Behavior
Does it effect cats if you pull your cat by the neck?
I don't think so, because when they are kittens there mother carrys them by the neck, but you should always support an adult cat with a hand underneath them if they are carried. Don't grab them on the neck bone just the bit of meat on there neck, however, never hold a cat by the scruff as their own body weight can cause damage to their neck. If your cat is being bold don't carry them on the neck but touching there nose shows them that they are being bad.
Asked in Cats (Felines), Cat Health
Can you pull cats by their neck?
You can, but it really hurts them to do so. Pulling or lifting by the neck could easily kill the cat. Lifting by the skin at the back of the neck (the scruff) without grabbing the neck or head will let you lift the cat. It will cause pain, and you will likely upset the cat, but you are unlikely to injure the cat. One should NEVER pick a cat up by the scruff; an adult cat is too heavy to lift by some skin alone and needs to be held elsewhere (ie. holding the cat's back-end).
Asked in Books and Literature
What did the mice do about the cat in The Brave Mice?
Asked in Cats (Felines)
What do you do for a cat that has a deep cut on his cheek and most of the hair is gone from his cheek and neck and you cant take it to the vet because it is not mine and the cut is infected?
What happens when you hold the cat by its neck?
You do not hold a cat by its neck. This will end you being bitten and scratched. What you may be referring to is the response young cats have to being scruffed. Were the loose skin on the back of the neck is gathered up and the cat relaxes. this is a natural responce to when they were kittens and the mother cat needed to pick them up and move them. If a kitten wiggles around its harder to transport.
Asked in Cats (Felines), Cat Health, Cat Maintenance
Does it hurt when you pick up the cat by the neck?
It depends on the age of the cat. It will not hurt a very young kitten if it is picked up by its neck since when they were little thats how their mother carried them around. However, older kittens and adult cats should never be picked up by the scruff of the neck, as a bit of loose skin will not be able to support the weight, and will at the very least will be very painful to the cat. It may even damage the cat's neck. The best way to pick up kittens and cats is to always support the back-end of the cat with a hand. This distributes the weight of the cat evenly and allows the cat to be comfortable. Another Answer That's true, but remember that is only true if you hold it by the skin on the neck. If you hold it around the neck, that could choke him/her. And it with put all its weight on its neck and that would not be comfortable for the cat.
Asked in Cat Health, Cat Behavior
You can pull huge clumps of hair from your cat all the time Is this normal?
Asked in Hair
Why do the hair on the back of your neck stand?
This is a very primitive reaction, 'hard-wired' into your brain. Same origin as a cat or dog raising the hair on their back - it makes you look more ferocious or at least larger. A related phenomenon is that the pupils of the eyes will enlarge if the back of the neck is stroked (for many folk anyway).
Asked in Biology
What is the difference between cat hair and cat fur?
Asked in Cat Behavior
Are cats relaxed when you pick them up by the neck?