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Andie

re: Andie

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by » Thu Apr 04, 2019 03:57 pm

  You've really resorted to all kinds of ways to give those pills!  Even a special, out of state pharmacy!  I've never had more than one cat on pills at a time so I haven't had to be that resourceful.  John

re: Andie

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by » Wed Apr 03, 2019 03:24 pm

Yup, pilling them is not fun most of the time. Most fight it, Nova and Orion do. I use a piller to shoot the pill to the back of their mouth and then I massage their throat to get them to swallow. If it is a difficult pill to get them to swallw, I may use an eye dropper to wash down a bit of water if that helps.

Apollo has been taking meds for his pemphigus for sometime. We have it compounded into a chicken flavored treat by a special pharmacy in Illinois. He thinks he is getting treak before each meal.

Orion is also on several meds. We can put each in a small ball of canned food and he eats it. ;) The "pig liver dust" as donna calls it, he likes it and we mix it with dry food, canned food and bit of water, and it makes a slurry which he is more than excited to eat.

Andie did NOT want to be pilled the other day, but the 1/4 pill is so tiny she did not even realize it was down her. ;)

Donna's knee is hurting today and she has PT later.

 

 

David and the CoolCyberCats


Forever in my heart


Cats Nap. Only Humans Put Them "To Sleep": Sterilize, Don't Euthanize!

 

re: Andie

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by » Wed Apr 03, 2019 02:45 pm

Wow, you got your paws full.  I hated giving pills.  They don't like it no matter how you try to do it.  I even tried mashing them into powder and mixing it in wet food and they wouldn't eat it, or they'd eat part of it.  I couldn't imagine they could taste it in there but they did.  I never believed for a minute that it would work but the most success I had was these soft treats, shaped like a little cup.  You put the pill inside and mashed it closed.  I figured I was wasting my time, the pill and the treats but they usually worked!  You never know.

I hope Donna's knee gets better soon.  I know that sometimes takes a while.  John

re: Andie

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by » Wed Apr 03, 2019 02:06 pm

It is a 1/4 pill I give her, and a TINY till to start with. I felt so bad doing it, within an hour she was crying for food but not fully eating that night. She ate better yesterday and ate this morning. I am wondering IF I should give it again today as directed.

Been a wild few days. Donna had knee surgery so I am working from home and dealing with the cats and helping her out. And now Nova is not well. He has been eating less and less the last few days, last night refusing food and also tis morning. He is just laying in a cup on the bed all morning so far.

 

David and the CoolCyberCats


Forever in my heart


Cats Nap. Only Humans Put Them "To Sleep": Sterilize, Don't Euthanize!

 

re: Andie

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by » Tue Apr 02, 2019 04:24 pm

Pills?  Powders?  Liquid?  John

re: Andie

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by » Mon Apr 01, 2019 06:42 pm

Andie is still not eating much. I stopped at the vet today and got some meds for her to help stimulate her eating. She needs to get the renal food IN her to have it help.

 

David and the CoolCyberCats


Forever in my heart


Cats Nap. Only Humans Put Them "To Sleep": Sterilize, Don't Euthanize!

 

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