My 1 1/2 y.o. Tippy is a large, strong tuxie. It has always been a huge problem getting him into a carrier for grooming sessions or visits to the vet. I've tried everything I can think of, to no avail. Yesterday was awful.

I tried to lure him in the carrier with treats, then turkey. The carrier has been sitting out in the open for over a month, at the suggestion of my vet, and every so often I will toss treats inside, and he will usually go in, after much scrutiny and suspicion.

We then tried the pillowcase trick, which worked once before; not so yesterday, he shredded the case and bolted.

Now he is edgy and I have no hope that we'll ever be able to get him in again without mortal injury to him or us. As I said, he is VERY strong, plus he is a big cat.

Any suggestions? What can be done? I am at my wits' end. HELP!