Originally Posted by Rang_27
As the owner of a cat with a big caution sticker on his file (Jordan) I know how hard it can be. Sending you lots of calming vibes for you & the vet.
My Shalimar (RB) also had a caution sticker (CAT BITES) on her file. Then a friend of mine showed me how to control her. She still wasn't the easiest at the vets, but at least she didn't get a chance to bite anyone again.
Form a C with your thumb and index finger. Now place that C right behind the cat's head. With firm pressure you can control the head. Place his butt against your stomach and lean forward. The vet can examine the front half of his body. Keep the C behind the head as you spin his body around for the back half of his body. Place his head against your stomach without releasing that C.
If you don't think you have the strength for the C, try scruffing him. Keep talking to him and praising him. Most important, you need to keep calm!