Cats and medicine

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  1. marlingardener

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    I've given liquid antibiotics to two cats who thought they were the toughest cats in the valley, but weren't, and have given (God help me!) a pill to a third cat.
    I've never wrestled an enraged alligator in the dark, but I have given medicine to cats, so same thing.
     
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    You are a Jane of all trades and master of all.
     
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    Been there and done that too Jane and have the scars to prove it.
     
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    Oh dear, Eileen.
    I discovered that cats object to having a deworming pill shoved down their throats. Odd that.
     
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    Liked the alligator story… a very real description. Have you tried wrapping the cat in a towel… calming effect once they learn no wiggling just open jaw and pop in the pill. Just hold in towel til the struggling alligator stops trying. I’m sure you have a few techniques to share.
     
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    Way to go, girl! I prefer to give medication to cats over horses. When I need to give horses their de-worming paste they somehow manage to transfer quite a lot of it on my clothes. I always have treats ready, but still...
     
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    One of our cats even managed to get his claws into a stainless steel sink top while being given tablets. Imagine what his claws did to my hands!
     
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    I’d rather deal with a very thorny climbing rose than a cat anytime.
     
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    Pacnorwest, my "technique" is lots of prayers and lots of band-aids!
    I've tried the towel wrap, and now have strips of toweling for attaching tomato vines to the trellis.The two gingers were not happy with medicine, but were pretty good and didn't struggle much. But, our calico, who was generally a very mellow cat, put up such a struggle that it took two of us, one holding and one administering, to get her medicine in her. We flipped a coin to see who lost and was the holder.
     
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    I am glad that the last lot of medication for one of ours was in the form of a liquid, administered with a syringe. A lot lot easier than tablets. Ben can take the tablet, have a drink of milk, wait 20 minutes and then spit it out. Bill usually chews them and asks for more.
     
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