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Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today.At some point with feral-acting cats, we have to understand that the risk to ourselves is greater than our ability to aid our pet. Once this point had been reached, its time to take her to the vet to have her sedated, if necessary, and the trimming/cleaning performed under sedation by the veterinary staff. They are much better equipped to deal with cats that are aggressive than we are at home, as owners.
In this case, it's no different. Because you have already reached your maximum capacity to groom her at home, it's time to have a veterinarian get involved. If you are unable to obtain her and get her into a kennel, consider looking for a mobile veterinarian in your area that may be better able to come into your home and obtain her. If this is needed it would be ideal to contain her to a bathroom or similar room where there are few places to hide so the staff is able to find her and help her without searching in hiding places.Let me know if I can help further.
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