Thanks for your question and good luck with your pet travels!
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But cats rescued from dire situations may resist all efforts at grooming, nail trimming or bathing.
They need sedation in order to have their coats worked on. The usual sedative is diazepam (Valium or Diastat).
My departed Bernie developed severe matting problems as she aged - her fur was fine and kinky and she couldn't bathe herself overly well. Sometimes animals have bad reactions, and it seems an unnecessary risk to take with an animal you don't know well.
Maybe, but I doubt it.) Scissors will work to cut out the big mats, but what you'll really want to do is use clippers to give the kitteh a buzz cut.
Just get rid of all the long fur, and let the cat start over.
In fact, most airlines will not fly a sedated pet, as over-sedation can be a cause of animal death during air transport.
Check out more information about the the dangers of sedating pets during air travel and the best alternatives: Also, some of our clients have explored various natural products that can have calming effects (think herbal remedies) -- this is worth asking your vet about or checking your local pet store.