I have my Elvis who has a mat on his belly very close to the skin and we do not feel comfortable removing it. He has had a few in the last year or so but nothing very significant. We try to groom him but he is completely against it and will fight (we've tried various combs, brushes, furminators). He also fights when we clip his nails or at least try. On his medical chart there's a large "caution."
Anyways. I was wondering if it is stressful for a cat to receive a lion cut (vet recommended giving him anesthesia so they can do the cut) or is it stressful AFTER the lion cut when they realize there is no fur left?
I just want to do what's best for Elvis. I know that mats are painful which is why we wanted to take care of it asap. Any info or thoughts would be great!