to take a 97lb dog, a 68lb dog, and two cats to the vet at the same time!!! What a fun time was had by all. The cats weren't such a problem as they were confined in a carrier. You ever try to manhandle 165lbs of dog(s) in a room full of new smells, new people to lick, and other dogs? Now, the pressing question is.....my big dawg needs his claws clipped. He has an aversion to ANYONE, including myself, who he pretty much allows to do anything to him, except his claws, messing with his feet. I don't know if he's had someone hurt him before or what. I told the Vet that he would probably have to be muzzled for a stranger to be able to do it. Needless to say, after listening to him cry for 10 minutes like they were killing him the Vet stopped trying. Told me that he would have to sedate him to be able to get it done without traumatizing him. Gotta tell you, I was in tears listening to him. This is one of my babies we're talking about!! I was impressed with the fact that the Vet did stop trying and was concerned about how it was affecting him though. My question is, has anyone else experienced this kind of unmitigated terror in their dogs over having their claws clipped? If so, how did you overcome it? The groomer at the Vets office told me to walk him on the road about three times a week to keep them filed down. His claws aren't so long that they cause HIM problems, but they're hell on me! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!