Scruffing is one of the most natural and easiest ways to calm your cat. It is part of their instinct and makes them feel secure and relaxed. As kittens they are often picked up by their scruff when their mothers care for or move them around. Most adult cats retain this instinct and feeling of being calm and secure when being scruffed. The Tabby Tamer relies on this relaxation response to help owners provide care for their cats. This makes the Tabby Tamer ideal when trimming nails, combing out matts, or even administering medications.