As some of you may know from my previous posts my cat Blue has been diagnosed with some sort of kidney malfunction that is making her loose protein through her urine. We're not sure what the exact cause is and won't until we do an ultrasound. We would like to get her feeling a little better before we stress her out with another vet trip just yet, and the vet agrees. Anyway he prescribed her Enacard and I have to give her half of a 5mg pill once a day. She, like most cats, doesn't like getting pills. And I really don't like giving them to her either. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on a good method. I tried crushing it up and putting it in cream cheese but she was too smart for that, so I ended up just holding her down and making her swallow it. I really hate doing this, I feel like she thinks I'm trying to hurt her and doesn't understand why it needs to be done and it's killing me. I can crush up the pill and put it in wet food, but I don't like to give her wet food everyday, I usually only give her that once a week. I know they sell treats that are made to hold pills, has anyone tried those with any success. I don't want to buy them if they're not going to work. I need to figure out something since she is more than likely going to have to get half a pill everyday for the rest of her life. Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.
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8/8/08 at 9:13am