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post #31 of 34
i havnt read through this hole thread so bare with me lol.
i use the towl method and it normally works well , i have to do it on my own as my partner will have no part in it.
so i wrap them up including paws i do it tight but not to tight so that there is is just sticking out , then i put them between my legs so i can get a better hold , then i lift there head open there mouth and put the pill to the back of there mouth then shut there mouth and rub gently on ther throat untill they swollow it. 1 of my cats do have problems with it so i keep a sryinge handy with some water in it to help the tablet slide down. they wont come near me for a few hours after and flinch everytime i go near them , but after a day there back to normal with me.
post #32 of 34
Originally Posted by Jpawz View Post
I had to laugh remembering my inlaws' German Shephard. My MIL actually homecooked for her a lot of the time. Tasha *never* refused a homecooked plate of food. Licked her bowls clean.

There was one time where Tash was on some med, I forget what now. But no one thought it would be big deal. Heaping portion of mom's food in bowl, pill buried in center.

Tasha comes in the living room after a few minutes (we are all sitting there watching tv). Tasha looks at us and proceeds to spit the pill out of her mouth with total disdain. Looked at her bowl, and it was LICKED CLEAN!
That just made my day.
post #33 of 34
Originally Posted by wmarcello View Post
That just made my day.

It sort of reminds me of a time when I gave one of my cats a pill pocket...can't remember, I think it was Pumpkin...but she managed to devour the treat and spit out the pill. She falls for the treat trick now, but that one incident was funny.
post #34 of 34
How to give a cat a pill:

1. Pick up cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat’s mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.
2. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.
3. Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away.
4. Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right fore-finger. Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.
5. Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call spouse in from garden.
6. Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and rub cat’s throat vigorously.
7. Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.
8. Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head just visible from below armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw, force mouth open with pencil and blow down the straw.
9. Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans, drink glass of water to take taste away. Apply band-aid to spouse’s forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.
10. Retrieve cat from neighbor’s shed. Get another pill. Place cat in cupboard and close door onto neck to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with elastic band.
11. Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard door back on hinges. Apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus jab. Throw Tee-shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.
12. Ring fire brigade to retrieve cat from tree across road. Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil wrap.
13. Tie cat’s front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table, find heavy duty pruning gloves from shed. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of fillet steak. Hold head vertically and pour two pints of water down throat to wash pill down.
14. Get spouse to drive you to the emergency room, sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and remove pill remnants from right eye. Call furniture shop on way home to order new table.
15. Arrange for SPCA to collect cat and ring local pet shop to see if they have any hamsters.

source http://www.itchmo.com/read/how-to-gi...70502#more-566
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