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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-22-2007, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
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Interesting trick...no training required!

Ok...its not really a trick. Not even sure what it is...but heres the deal.

On my big ball of fur called Cleo...I noticed that when I scratch her face, she opens her mouth. Kinda like a knee jerk reaction. I putzed around and found that if I put pressure on either side of her face where her upper and lower lips meet (whatever thats called), she smacks her mouth open. Its funny because I press it...she opens...then closes...I press it...she opens...then closes, lol. It doesnt work on Hercules. Trying to figure out what it is, lol.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-22-2007, 07:05 AM
 
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Actually, those "pressure points" are used to open cats mouths to administer pills or liquids....Mind you, once they know they are getting medicine.... that trick suddenly doesn't work anymore!!
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Yep, they catch on to that pretty quickly.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-22-2007, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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Actually, those "pressure points" are used to open cats mouths to administer pills or liquids....Mind you, once they know they are getting medicine.... that trick suddenly doesn't work anymore!!
Well Ill be darned. I've always used the 'pull the head back until she opens her mouth" method to give her drugs, lol.
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The trick will still work, you just have to be aware that the cat MAY try to clamp down. If you get your fingers deep enough into the jaw, they won't be able to bite, but it is very difficult to do on a struggling cat.

I was going to write a Chuck Norris saying here, but he e-mailed me a roundhouse kick.
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