So, we're in a real quandry with Willow. She has SEVERE anxiety regarding getting her nails clipped. She doesn't really like having her paws touched at all, but when it comes to trying to clip her nails, she totally loses it. We had another battle last night, and I managed to clip a grand total of 5 nails before giving up. And this is with DH holding a peanut butter filled kong with her to try and distract her - it's her favourite thing, and she wouldn't even come back for it once she realized it came with nail clipping....she went and pouted over across the floor. At one point DH was trying to hold her while I clipped, and she was actually trying to nip at me - I was not impressed.
We're at a loss as to what to do with her - it's been ages since we've cut her back claws, and they really need to be done. Should we take her to a groomer, or will that just make her anxiety worse? DH was wondering if we could get something from a vet to calm her down, but I don't really want to drug her to cut her nails - it semms ridiculous. Any suggestions?