Sorry for the crossposts. I just now checked out the cat groups but didn't really see which one would be best, nor how much overlap there is.

My 15-year old, Sadie Bugbane, was abused on her first trip to the vet, and since then it is almost worth the vet's life to take her in the doc.

She is small and the squeeze net is ineffective and a vet and helpers are sure to get slashed if they really try to do their job.

Obviously, if she had a major problem her life would be in danger, her frantic, ferocious efforts to defend herself could only aggravate the injury/illness.
BTW, she is absolutely gentle at all other times, except with other cats.

So, the problem and question I pose, is there some way to alleviate the problem, to sedate her,as it were, before trying to get her to the vet?

Or ... ?
A complication is that she is a wrggler under the best circumstances, it being perhaps just ten percent of the time that she doesn't object - with gentle wriggles - to being picked up.
Please help me out here, and realize that I haven't even slightly exaggerated the problem.

eleaticus
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eleaticus wrote the following on 11/11/2006 5:39 PM:
My 15-year old, Sadie Bugbane, was abused on her first trip to the vet, and since then it is almost ... is ineffective and a vet and helpers are sure to get slashed if they really try to do their job.

I had one small cat who was normally very sweet and gentle, but who became very aggressive if she had to be pilled. I found that a cat bag worked really well for her. I also have one who is terrified of strangers and a trip to the vet is her idea of ***. While she doesn't become aggressive she does much better in a cat bag with me holding her.

There may be others out there, but this is the one I use:

http://www.cat-in-the-bag.com /
Karen R.