Apparently, the technique using a two-inch binder clip to pinch the back of the neck just behind the ears is called clipnosis, and it’s supposed to be an effective way to calm a cat. Personally, it looks like it could be painful and maybe dangerous. Has anyone tried this?
If done properly, I can see how this could work: vets and groomers will often hold onto the scruff of the neck during certain procedures (I just witnessed the vet tech do this to P. Kitty while the vet poked her fat cysts). Maybe clipnosis is the solution to finally trimming all of P. Kitty’s nails?!