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  • I am looking to take my cat to a groomer to get de-matted but he will not like that. Hates when I try to brush him. A groomer I know and trust has said if there are safety concerns/anxiety/aggression at the groomer they would have me re-schedule the appointment to make a vet appointment and get a tranquilizer of some form to relax that. Would a Banfield vet help me with that or do I need to find a new vet for that?

    Hi Allison,
    In most cases, your Banfield veterinarian will be able to help you with this. The best thing to do is call your local hospital and talk to them about your concerns. There are some medications that can be used to help with the stress of the grooming and the best one for your cat will depend on his overall health. Your vet knows your pet and they can recommend the medication that will be best for him.


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