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Vets use a nifty item for restraining cats. It is a ripstop nylon "sack", that zips up the cat's back and has strategically placed zippered openings. This allows exams and treatments and prevents the cat from lacerating the vet. I need one of these but do not know what it is called. I have been searching vet supply catalogs but, without a name for this item, it is proving difficult to find. Can anyone help?
post #2 of 16
Is this what you're looking for... Bath & Grooming Bag.
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by cagnes
Is this what you're looking for... Bath & Grooming Bag.
That might do the job. I wonder just how snugly it holds the cat, though? The item that I was originally looking for holds the cat's front paws, snugly against the chest and prevents him from squirming. It, too provides easy rear-end access.


The rear-end access feature is what I need. Keeping Buddy's heinie dingleberry-free is becoming increasingly difficult - I need at least five hands to keep him restrained and to clip and shave him. Bill lets Buddy go, for fear of hurting him and I need one hand to clip, one hand to hold his tail out of the way and one hand to hold his back legs. Taking Buddy to a groomer is not an option - he freaks at leaving the house and I don't want to stress him, for anything less than an emergency vet visit.

Thanks for the link. I may try this. Its cheap enough.
post #4 of 16
How about this? It's a little pricier, but it might be what you're looking for?

http://www.absolutelypets.com/catrebame.html
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post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by Talon
Hey that looks great! I was looking around to get me one, too... didn't think of it til I found this thread! CJ hates getting her claws clipped.... that would REALLY come in handy!!!
post #7 of 16
I was just looking at the catalog that I got in the mail today and I saw this. I beg to differ on their claim of "Provides pet a relaxing environment".... ummm, don't think they'd snooze off to dreamland in it!
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Talon
I was just looking at the catalog that I got in the mail today and I saw this. I beg to differ on their claim of "Provides pet a relaxing environment".... ummm, don't think they'd snooze off to dreamland in it!
post #9 of 16
wow thanks talon that is very intresting...
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Talon
Thank you, thank you! THAT is exactly what I'm looking for. With that, I won't need Bill's "help". Buddy has no front claws but I need to keep him from squirming away. With this, I can tuck him under my arm, like a football and clip away.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by katl8e
Thank you, thank you! THAT is exactly what I'm looking for. With that, I won't need Bill's "help". Buddy has no front claws but I need to keep him from squirming away. With this, I can tuck him under my arm, like a football and clip away.
That bag looks like it would be great for clipping nails, but how are you going to clip the rear end? I may be wrong, but it looks like it only allows access to the legs & not the rear.
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by cagnes
That bag looks like it would be great for clipping nails, but how are you going to clip the rear end? I may be wrong, but it looks like it only allows access to the legs & not the rear.
It has a rear zipper, too. The description mentions taking temps so it MUST have rear access.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by katl8e
It has a rear zipper, too. The description mentions taking temps so it MUST have rear access.
I was thinking the same thing about the temps.
post #14 of 16
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The thing arrived on Thursday and it looks as though it will work. It has a zipper that allows access to the under-tail area and one accessing the belly and inside the back legs. I'm going to clip the hair around his anus and then shave him, from the base of his tail, to the insides of his knees. Those are his problem areas.
post #15 of 16
Let us know how it goes!
post #16 of 16
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SUCCESS!

Buddy went into the bag, with no fuss at all and lay still, while I snipped away at some mats. I didn't even need Bill's help - the sack contained Buddy, I held his tail out of the way with one hand and clipped with the other. Buddy emitted a few squeaks but didn't squirm until I began using the clippers. Unfortunately, my cheap, crappy clippers don't do well with Buddy's thick coat and I gave that up.

When I released him, Buddy headed right back for his birdwatching post, at the front door. It took about five minutes, for him to start speaking to me again. Henceforth, I'll just pop him into the bag once a week and comb and clip away. The thing has already paid for itself - a trip to the groomer would have cost more than the $26, that I spent on the bag. Next chore: clipping Rowdy's claws!
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