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post #31 of 49
When we had to medicate 9 cats all at once, the vet showed the girls who were helping us how to do a 2-person hold. One holds the cat facing away from them with your hand scruffing their neck, I believe...Then the other person has both hands to open the mouth and pill. OR the person who is holding the cat can hold under the jaw and pop it open for the piller. I hope that works a little better. Have you tried treats after? I used to give deli turkey afterwards, and they would jump on my lap just to get it over with. The other thing cats can't resist is KFC - so you could bribe her with that...
post #32 of 49
Oh Jana Sounds like you are having a real time of it!
I have no advice as I've never had to use an e-collar, I hope Lucy can make it through the next few days without doing herself anymore damage
post #33 of 49
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Ok - the evening is going better. I went and got a halter and now use velcro cable ties to tie it to the e-collar. That seems to stay on. We didn't Lucy have any food for about two hours before her pill so she ate it in a pill pocket. Jeff was able to slowly give her pain meds so I think we will be ok.

I just won't allow her any food tonight and maybe tomorrow she will eat her pill again. That is so much easier.

She is doing well with the halter so maybe we will try a leash when she gets better.
post #34 of 49
Poor Lucy I'm glad to hear things are going slightly better.
post #35 of 49
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Ok - little Houdini was just waiting until we were out of site. This morning she was running around naked again. I think she just squirms on her back right out of anything.

The pilling went better as we didn't leave her any food overnight. She ate that pill right up. And we've done the last pain meds stuff in her gum.

So I need to look into whether we can wrap her abdomen because the collar just aint working.
post #36 of 49
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Originally Posted by katachtig View Post
Ok - little Houdini was just waiting until we were out of site. This morning she was running around naked again. I think she just squirms on her back right out of anything.

The pilling went better as we didn't leave her any food overnight. She ate that pill right up. And we've done the last pain meds stuff in her gum.

So I need to look into whether we can wrap her abdomen because the collar just aint working.
you might can make her a 'onesie' but you'll need something that has arms/legs or else she'll just push it off. she's a real houdini, isn't she? maybe make her a little onesie out of a couple of tube socks?
post #37 of 49
Thread Starter 
SUCCESS!!!



I tightened the halter and attached the e-collar to it last night. This morning she was STILL wearing it. If that hadn't happened, I was going to have to take her to the vet and have them watch her until her appointment tomorrow. Unfortunately I have to go into work today so she will spend most of the day in the e-collar. I was able to spend yesterday at home with her so she spent the day out of the collar. (there were a couple of times I put the collar on because she was wanting to bother her shunt - but they were short durations).

Didn't leave her any food again so she was hungry this morning so she ate her pill right up. I'm just loving Pill Pockets.
post #38 of 49
post #39 of 49
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Yesterday did not go as well. The e-collar popped open so she was strapped to it and dragging it around. Before going to bed, I readjusted it so she had it on last night. The shunt must be really bothering her because I took it off this morning to give her a breather and she just kept going after it. She is back in the e-collar. Not a happy camper here.

Good news is that she took her pill without a problem. I will be taking her into the vet today to have her shunt looked at. Hopefully we can remove that. More news tonight.
post #40 of 49
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom View Post
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Althought a bit late but
for Lucy!!!...
post #41 of 49
Poor baby!! I just saw the pics in Fur Pics, so thought I better come searching for her thread - I figured I must have missed it...

Sorry to hear she (and you) have been going through these problems!! I hope she gets better real soon!
post #42 of 49
Thread Starter 
Thanks, She's doing a lot better. We had the shunt removed yesterday and she has been running around being her usual self - a pest. And she has been taking the pill pockets without a problem.
post #43 of 49
NIce to hear she is doing fine. Back to whacking Carli?
post #44 of 49
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NIce to hear she is doing fine. Back to whacking Carli?
Yep - she's back to her cranky self.
post #45 of 49
I'm glad to hear Lucy is feeling better!
post #46 of 49
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I'm glad to hear Lucy is feeling better!
Me too. Poor little thing.
post #47 of 49
How did I miss all this? I am so sorry you had to go through with it.
post #48 of 49
Glad to hear that your baby is doing well-sounds like the both of you had a time of it!!!!
post #49 of 49
(((Lucy))) (((Meowmy)))
(((Carly))) (((Much)))
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