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MY cat has very long hair that gets matted. she will not let

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MY cat has very long hair that gets matted. she will not let you brush her without biting and clawing at you. Can I give her a tiny dose of xanax, so the groomer can shave her?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 2 years ago.
I am sorry your baby gets so upset. I have the same problem with my own long haired kitty.
Get chlortimeton at any drug store. Add one quarter of a 4 mg pill to soft food. It is really teeny so she won't even detect it.She should get drowsy in 30 - 45 minutes and then she can be groomed.
You could also use benedryl @ one mg per lb BUT not the liquid form cause it can make her drool:
Please let me know how she does. Just press reply and I will be here for you.
Expert:  Terri replied 2 years ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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