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post #1 of 12
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I feel sooo smart!!

Sebastian has been giving me a hard time twice a day for the last couple of months.

Right now he is taking two pills in morning, then liquid amoxicillian.
One pill at night with more amoxicillian. So, three pills a day with a royal battle each time It is so stressful for both of us.

All the suggestions the vet had needed two people. Its just me and kits here. Daphne won't help. She just watches and worries

Tonight I decided to try something new. I got his Petromalt and slathered it on the prednisolone. It worked!! He just crunched once (oh well) then kept licking. Down went the pill Whew! Hopefully this will work on the Sam_E although its a slightly larger pill.

BTW, he caught on to the pill pockets after two days. Anyone need two new packets of pill pockets?
post #2 of 12
have you tried to use other treats instead of the pill pockets? Like the purina whisker lickins' tender moment? you can use them just like a pill pocket - they are soft enough to mold, but kitties really like them... My babies won't eat pill pocket at all...
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by carolinalima View Post
have you tried to use other treats instead of the pill pockets? Like the purina whisker lickins' tender moment? you can use them just like a pill pocket - they are soft enough to mold, but kitties really like them... My babies won't eat pill pocket at all...
I have those treats next to me! I didn't think about molding those. They are the only treat Daphne with touch.

I'll try this in the morning - thank you
post #4 of 12
That's the easier way i found to give meds to lucky - for pills molding them, and for capsules opening the capsule, crumbling the treats, mixing them up and molding little balls out of it - she loves it! Hasn't noticed it was a trick!
post #5 of 12
we use pill poppers here.........followed by a syrange of water, works for us
post #6 of 12
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we use pill poppers here.........followed by a syrange of water, works for us
But that is for two people giving the pill, right? I just don't have enough hands to do all that and control him - all at the same time.
post #7 of 12
My rescue torti Kasey is given 1/2 a Dr. Maggie's Joint Formula pill at breakfast and dinner time.

The pill gets wrapped in a very small bit of Velveeta cheese.

I will stress that this is the only "peole" food that any our cats get and it is a miniscule amount. However, the pill goes away like magic, she waits and reminds me in the moring and evening that it is pill time.

I had to come up with something because this will be a lifetime thing. She takes these due to an injury to her left, rear leg at her previous location, one too many kicks, most likely She is impooving though.
post #8 of 12
nope, my husband does the meds with them.

He finds that he "lays" on them(leaning over the bed with the pill in the syringe) talking to them the entire time. He makes them ope the mouth by rubbing thier throat. If you cat is like our Daisy..about half wild.. then it is very hard. But most of the time they take it he gives them a some water.....and will then give him a look as he keeps on petting them. They never get angry with him. lol

With 8 we have to watch for the fights. A cat bite/scratch can become infected very quickly.


good luck
post #9 of 12
He did "catch on" to the pill pockets...he may also catch on to the Petromalt.

This may help.
post #10 of 12
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Woohoo! The pill smushed in some tender moments Whisker Lickins has been working for almost a week. He has no idea, just scarfs it up

The cheese may work, too. He loves cheese. I'll try that next if he decides he doesn't want these treats.

Thanks bunches
post #11 of 12
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Woohoo! The pill smushed in some tender moments Whisker Lickins has been working for almost a week. He has no idea, just scarfs it up

The cheese may work, too. He loves cheese. I'll try that next if he decides he doesn't want these treats.

Thanks bunches
I am so glad that worked!!! It's the only way I can pill Lucky without any stress... I will count on it for Bugsy - he is impossible to give a pill! I hope the boy never gets sick
post #12 of 12
Oh gosh, pilling Trout was the worst experience I have had with her. She is impossible to pill...I need to have another person help me to do it. I pray I never have to pill her again.

I'm glad you found a good way!
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