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Having troubles feeding my cat medicine, help?

post #1 of 16
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Anyone familiar with this medicine called Methio-form? I've been having troubles feeding my cat with it cos she always refuse it. I mostly crush the tablet, mix it with water and feed it to my cat with a spoon or syringe but nowadays when she sees the syringe/spoon she would run away or when I try to feed her she would growl at me. I read the instruction booklet and it says that I can mix the crushed tablet onto the food that I feed my cat with so that it is ensured that she takes it. But the problem is, only one of my cats has infection in her urinary tract and all 5 of my cats is sharing the same food so if I add the tablet onto the food the other 4 of my cats would eat the medicine too. Would the medicine affect my other cats who are not infected or is it ok if they eat it too? Pls reply A.S.A.P...
post #2 of 16
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Originally Posted by bigblackfatcat
I read the instruction booklet and it says that I can mix the crushed tablet onto the food that I feed my cat with so that it is ensured that she takes it. But the problem is, only one of my cats has infection in her urinary tract and all 5 of my cats is sharing the same food so if I add the tablet onto the food the other 4 of my cats would eat the medicine too. Would the medicine affect my other cats who are not infected or is it ok if they eat it too? Pls reply A.S.A.P...
Is there a reason that you can't feed this cat separately? Mix up the medication in a tiny bit of food and give it to her in a different room, or lock the other cats up for the three minutes it takes her to eat it.

You do not want to give medication to the other cats- the ill one needs it all.
post #3 of 16
I don't understand why Vet still insist on Tablets/Pills???

Ask you vet if your meds could be compounded into a transdermal gel that can be administered via the inside fleshy part of the ear that way it would reduce your and your babies stress.

I know its not effective for some but it's worth checking into.

here is a link with more info.

http://www.wedgewoodpharmacy.com/mon...dermalGels.asp
post #4 of 16
I know its not the norm but before pilling any of my cats for first time witha med I always toss the pill down and call out treat(with a real treat on hand) about 7 of my cats will take a pill off ground. also have used cheese, pill pockets sold at petsmart(went ok but they didn't care to much for it) have put pill inside a cut piece of meat, and kitty vitamins coated on pill. sometiems crushing the pill makes it worse so I try to keep pill whole. RJ
post #5 of 16
Just to check, when you feed your kitty the tablet with the spoon or syringe, do you hold it quite high up in her mouth and allow her to lap it slowly as opposed to forcing her to swallow it? It might be that she feels overwhelmed with the amount being given to her at one time?

Are you not able to pill her by hand? Opening her mouth, placing the pill at the back of her throat and then rubbing her neck underneath? I find this to be the most effective and successful way to pill my three! They will avoid the food or tablet if I try it with food!
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by ryanjay
I know its not the norm but before pilling any of my cats for first time witha med I always toss the pill down and call out treat(with a real treat on hand) about 7 of my cats will take a pill off ground. also have used cheese, pill pockets sold at petsmart(went ok but they didn't care to much for it) have put pill inside a cut piece of meat, and kitty vitamins coated on pill. sometiems crushing the pill makes it worse so I try to keep pill whole. RJ
That's a neat trick. Haha amazing that U can trick Ur cats into eating the pill. My cats will always sniff the food before they eat so I don't know if that method will work for me...

Thanks for the tip ^_^
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Sar
Just to check, when you feed your kitty the tablet with the spoon or syringe, do you hold it quite high up in her mouth and allow her to lap it slowly as opposed to forcing her to swallow it? It might be that she feels overwhelmed with the amount being given to her at one time?

Are you not able to pill her by hand? Opening her mouth, placing the pill at the back of her throat and then rubbing her neck underneath? I find this to be the most effective and successful way to pill my three! They will avoid the food or tablet if I try it with food!
Erm the thing is, she doesn't even want to open her mouth when I place the spoon next to her mouth. I'll always pat her first then open a small gap on the side of her lips and spooned the crushed medicine in but I've to attempt a few more times for her to completely finish off the medicine. Her head will always turn away from my direction so it's a bit hard...

I haven't tried feeding her the complete pill but my mom has tried though and it doesn't work. My cat still refuses it. I'm afraid that my cat will choke on the pill if I do so... However I will try this method. Thanks for Ur help ^_^
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Hell603
I don't understand why Vet still insist on Tablets/Pills???

Ask you vet if your meds could be compounded into a transdermal gel that can be administered via the inside fleshy part of the ear that way it would reduce your and your babies stress.

I know its not effective for some but it's worth checking into.

here is a link with more info.

http://www.wedgewoodpharmacy.com/mon...dermalGels.asp
Hmm, I've a cat who faced the same problem before and they gave us the same medicine in solid form. Maybe it's the only form available but I will try asking them... Thank you... ^_^
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Cearbhaill
Is there a reason that you can't feed this cat separately? Mix up the medication in a tiny bit of food and give it to her in a different room, or lock the other cats up for the three minutes it takes her to eat it.

You do not want to give medication to the other cats- the ill one needs it all.
I will try that, thanks for the tip
post #10 of 16
This is how a vet tech at my vets office showed me after I called them, bleeding and desparate:

Hold the cat by the scruff and lift so his front legs are off the ground. This opens the cat's mouth a bit and makes it so he can't claw you. Use a pill popper to push open the cat's mouth a bit further. Push the pill popper to the back of the mouth at either the left or the right side. Don't worry about choking the cat -- it won't happen. Push the plunger on the pill popper. Keep holding the cat until you see he's swallowed the pill.

Don't be timid and don't rush. If you rush, you're more likely to have to try it several times.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by bigblackfatcat
Hmm, I've a cat who faced the same problem before and they gave us the same medicine in solid form. Maybe it's the only form available but I will try asking them... Thank you... ^_^

Not every Vet is up to speed on that - my Mom's vet is so behind I always have to tell him in what form we want the meds. My Vet on the other hand always provides meds in the easiest form available to administer to cats. He believes in the least amount of stress for the patient and the human.


No matter your Vet should be able to provide it to you in a tuna, beef, chicken or turkey flavor compounded liquid and not just a pill.
post #12 of 16
www.pillpockets.com God Bless whoever invented these! Available at Petco and other pet supply stores
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by hissy
www.pillpockets.com God Bless whoever invented these! Available at Petco and other pet supply stores
Absolutely! Bijou and Mika had to take Drontil (3 1/2 tablets for Bijou and 2 1/2 for Mika) and those pillpockets saved the day. They gobbled down those treats like candy.
post #14 of 16
Then again in my house if treats are being given out(usually 2xs a week) you better get your butt moving and start eating otherwise the piggy cats will scarf all it down. Kind of funny going to vet cause I always want pills he must think I'm nuts-the vet who treats my sick cats doesn't know how many cats I exactley have-the spay/neuter clinic just sees me TO TO often. RJ
post #15 of 16
The easiest thing is usually to crush the pill and mix it with a small amount of tasty food, like Fancy Feast or baby food or tuna. If you have multiple cats, you might have to make multiple plates of the treat and supervise to make sure the right cat is eating the meds. If a cat goes for the wrong plate, don't move the cat - just take the "wrong" plate away and give them one they're supposed to have. It's a little bit of a hassle since it often takes 15-20 minutes in total, but I've been very successful with this method.
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by semiferal
The easiest thing is usually to crush the pill and mix it with a small amount of tasty food, like Fancy Feast or baby food or tuna. If you have multiple cats, you might have to make multiple plates of the treat and supervise to make sure the right cat is eating the meds. If a cat goes for the wrong plate, don't move the cat - just take the "wrong" plate away and give them one they're supposed to have. It's a little bit of a hassle since it often takes 15-20 minutes in total, but I've been very successful with this method.
We broke each tablet into 2 pieces (Bijou had 7 pieces and Mika 5) and with the pill pockets they each had their medicine down in less than a minute.
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