I posted a while back about my cat Sadie's breathing problem. I took her to the emergency vet, and it appears she has chylothorax. The vet said to give her high doses of Rutin every day (2000-2500 mg), but since the pills are so big, how am I to give them to her? They're too big to shove down her throat. I tried dissolving them in water and using a syringe to get her to swallow them, but she spits it out. My cat is huge, and it's very hard for me to hold on to her long enough to make sure she swallowed it, let alone holding her down to get the solution in her mouth. I've tried putting them in food, but she hates soft food. I also tried crushing up the pill and rubbing the powder and some vaseline into her fur, but she won't lick it up. I am at the end of my rope. If she doesn't take these pills, there is nothing I can do for her. The disease is fatal, and I've heard this pill has done miracles with other cats in this condition. How am I going to get her to take them? Someone please help. I don't want to see my Sadie die.
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5/21/07 at 7:45am