Originally Posted by Natalie_ca
Chynna doesn't mind the carrier, but trying to get Abby into it is like going 12 rounds with a professional boxer. She hates the carrier. When I've had to take her to the vet I've clipped all her nails short and had to put her under my coat and hang onto her for dear life. It's hard to get a cat into a carrier when her legs are splayed out in all directions, LOL
I've used a laundry basket from time to time if Molly was feeling particularly uncooperative. (It's wicker and breathable, but I do have to tie the lid down). My vet and the nurses get a kick out of Molly in hamper mode.
Beckiboo's suggestion of a top loader sounds like a good idea. I've never had to scruff Molly to get her into the laundry hamper, but she's small. I just prepare the basket, cuddle her and place into basket while cuddling. (I goo fast - she's a fighter, not a lover). She isn't happy, but it avoids the scruffing - so maybe make sure there is some room in the carrier you pick.