Le coiffeur des chats
August 4, 2011 3:05 PM Subscribe
My old cat has long thick fur and hates being brushed or fussed at, so now we're well into a hot summer she has mats.
posted by zadcat to Pets & Animals (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My question is simple: when faced with shaving such a cat do vets put a cat under with real anesthesia, or just make them groggy with some kitty valium?
If it's just tranquilizers I wouldn't be so worried, but I wouldn't risk full anesthesia for a 17-year-old cat over shaving off some mats. (And yes, I could ask my vet but I find them to be a bit shifty when pinned down on issues like this, so I wondered what others had experienced.)