We have a long haired cat. Unfortunately she hates being brushed so she gets mats and every 6 months we have to take her in to get shaved. I think she is beginning to hate it more. We took her in on Thursday and they got her sides shaved but wasn't having anything to do with them shaving her behind or her belly. So the groomer told us to bring her back in today when they had someone else who could hold our cat down. So we did.. and its a no go. Sassy went absolutely hell cat on them. She refused to let them work on her butt or belly and finally ran into her carrier and batted at the groomer to warn her away. I feel so bad. I hate traumatizing the cat but there's little I can do when she won't let us brush her out.