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I Need An EXTRA Tasty Cat Treat Please!

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
I need an extraordinarily extra tasty treat to give Kevin after his twice daily medication sessions (see thread "My new cat is sick" for details). he gets a very nutritios daily food and vitamin so healthiness of this treat really doesnt need to be a consideration, it just needs to be tasty! we just something to help him get through this 10-day nightmare. please post if you have any ideas.

also any ideas on how to get him to stop hating me for giving him all these meds would great.
post #2 of 24
I hear pill pockets are good ... I use wildside salmon
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 
he doesnt get pills tho, he gets two different things in each ear, stuff in his eyes, and liquid oral stuff.
theres this whole big routine twice a day and it REALLY sucks for him bad so i need something to make him feel better.
post #4 of 24
Greenies are a favorite at our house
post #5 of 24
wildside salmon
post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
I hear pill pockets are good ... I use wildside salmon
Java likes the wildside salmon, Pixel likes the kitty kaviar, & Chip & Cable like everything.
post #7 of 24
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Java likes the wildside salmon, Pixel likes the kitty kaviar, & Chip & Cable like everything.
May I cat sit Chip and Cable for a few days
post #8 of 24
maybe a little spoonful of the solid gold blended tuna?
post #9 of 24
Hmmm we don't do very many 'normal' treats here...but my cats will do back flips for a teaspoon of science diet a/d (from the vet). I call it pork liver surprise.

My guys are living a sheltered life. They think any dry food that's not in their bowl is a treat.

They do all attack the medicated kitty for a piece of a pill pocket...so they aren't just functional, they're really tasty!! Mine think so anyway.
post #10 of 24
I know this may sound odd as a treat, but Sadie goes wild for fresh green beans and romaine lettuce...she can't get enough of them.
post #11 of 24
I forgot, those freeze dried shrimp treats have always been a hit.
post #12 of 24
Yeah, I tried the freeze dried shrimp with my Pico, he is soooo picky, and he loves 'em. They do stink though!

Merlynn and Pico LOVE tuna.

I hear those pill pockets are great...all my medications are in liquid form...oh well. May be worth trying.

Oh, they're not the healthiest thing, but Merlynn loves the Friskies tender treats, any flavor, as long as they're tender.
post #13 of 24
Villy's pretty fussy but she loves Whiskas treats. Or how about a little bt of Tuna?
post #14 of 24
Thread Starter 
you guys have given me some great ideas, thank you!
post #15 of 24
can of tuna in salt water, my cats go nuts.
also if your cat is struggling with stuuf in his ear try wrapping a towl around him when you give him the medication
post #16 of 24
Mine will search the house for "We Pity the Kitties" treats--I've caught them dragging the bag around and tearing into it. They come in chicken and salmon flavored.
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by appleseed_1 View Post
can of tuna in salt water, my cats go nuts.
also if your cat is struggling with stuuf in his ear try wrapping a towl around him when you give him the medication
oh i already do that, learned that after getting scratched the first time
post #18 of 24
Thread Starter 
this is our twice daily session:
twice a day i have to wrap him up in a towel, pour cleaner in one ear, massage it, pour cleaner in the other ear, massage it, put ear mite medicine in one ear, massage it, put ear mite medicine in the other ear, massage it, give him oral meds, put eye stuff in each eye, wipe out the ears with cotton swabs, clean his head off with a baby wipe cause all that makes a mess. i have to do this two times every day for 10 days.

i am switching over to pills though cause i left the liquid out overnight and now its no good and i hafta go buy more. so where do i find the pill pockets? didnt see them in the treat aisle.
post #19 of 24
I have seen them at Petsmart, as just a display in one of the food aisles.

One thing that I have heard works well as a pill cover-upper and I know is irresistable to kitties, is the squirt cheese. You know, the stuff that comes in a can? I've heard it from many people that this is even irresistable for the pickiest ferals, so it should work.
post #20 of 24
If you have a feed store look there ... my local farm store has them for 3$ and the pet store is 10 for pill pockets
post #21 of 24
Thread Starter 
oh sharky and valan those are GREAT tips , thank you !!
post #22 of 24
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If you have a feed store look there ... my local farm store has them for 3$ and the pet store is 10 for pill pockets
Ditto here. $5 at the mom/pop pet store, $10 at the vet, or $10 at petco. Our petsmart only has the dog ones...which will work but boy do they stink (and the dog ones are huge, even in the 'small' size). I like the salmon cat ones...well, I mean the cats like them .
post #23 of 24
Thread Starter 
I got them at petsmart cause i had to go there anyway and they were $8. i really dont like going to the feed store here unless i absolutely HAVE to because of the way they treat their animals
They keep all the rodents in teeny dirty cages and dont seperate the sexes. they are all usually sick with huge patches of fur missing and usually at least half of them are wounded and bleeding.
They WILL sell the animals to you sick and then sell you the medicine to treat them!!
They keep their puppies which they puchase from a puppy mill in the same teeny room in small uncomfortable cages. they can get you ANY type of puppy you want on request!!
The people who work there are filthy mouthed people who dont care about anything.
It makes me sick to go in there.

anyway, the pill pockets do NOT work LOL. i still had to force it down his throat. poor little guy. but the vet said to take the pills with food even if its just a small amount so im still going to use the pill pockets, better than nothing.
post #24 of 24
Hmm sorry the pill pockets didn't work . If it's a bigger size pill, I break it into smaller pieces and give more treats. It took me 6 treats to give Leopold Drontal but it was worth it

Oh, and I was wrong, the PP were $7.89 at my preferred mom/pop pet store, not $5.
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