I understand your pain...literally.
I live in Utah, and the air is DRY in winter. So dry, in fact, that I was 'wrestling' a cat on a fiberglass table today to get it's shots done, and every time it moved, little zaps kept jumping into my fingers and hands.
"Ricky, sit still!" didn't do much good. He wanted to get down and play, not sit there and be needle-poked >_<
But it was worth it...whole reason for the shots, is he was getting adopted ^_^