Today I went to the Cats Protection to do my voluntary stint (I am so committed I came in on Christmas Day). I went round to do the morning feeds and was asked to keep an eye on one of the cats to make sure she was eating. Unfortunately she wasn't eating and has not been really since she got to the centre 2 weeks ago. I was asked if I would take her home because it was felt that she was very unhappy at the centre and was showing her unhappiness by not eating much at all. I bought her home and she has been tucking into all sorts of food since arriving. The problem I have is that she is long haired and really, really badly matted. She is also 18 years old and is not able to be anaesthetised because of her great age. so how on earth can I remove all the mats without hurting her. I have had a little go and she growls and hisses and obviously finds it painful. I have read about using a hair conditioner and water mix to detangle the mats.Anyone have any ideas to help make this poor old girl more comfortable?
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12/25/03 at 2:16pm