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Getting a pill into Cobweb has proven traumatic for everyone involved ... and mostly unsuccessful. We are now considering getting the medication shipped from Texas, where some company can apparently make your medication into any substance you like. We're looking for something in a fish-flavored chewy treat. I'm crossing my fingers that it's 1) possible and 2) not prohibitively expensive.

Of course, we don't even know if the medication is working. We won't know if she's gaining weight for another 2 weeks, when we are supposed to take her to be weighed at the vet's office. I hope she's gaining weight. If not, that's bad bad news. So I'm trying to stay positive.

Highlight of the day: bopping along down the street in the sunshine, humming along with "Birdhouse in Your Soul."

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nekogirl
Sep. 2nd, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
1- Try "Pill Pockets," that's how I got a daily pill into my cat. I googled it, there seem to be several different brands of the same little chewy treat with a hollow for a pill. I also followed it with some wet food so he knew that after he ate the treat he got another treat :).

2- My boyfriend wooed me by saying "Not to put too fine a point on it, say I'm the only bee in your bonnet." at me.
kimberly_a
Sep. 2nd, 2009 01:11 am (UTC)
We've been using the Pill Pockets for the past two weeks, but she has finally figured out that there's a pill in there, so now she licks and eats all the treat and just spits the pill out when she's done.
nekogirl
Sep. 2nd, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)
Your cat is smarter than mine.
Umm.. I was able to do liquid medicine, but my cat became very distrustful of towels. Something about being forcefully swaddled twice a day.
wild_irises
Sep. 2nd, 2009 02:05 am (UTC)
Chewie won't take pills at all. Our vet uses a place in Walnut Creek that makes medications into swabbable form for about $50. Then you just wipe it inside his ear, which he doesn't love, but will tolerate. Might be worth looking into.
wolfieboy
Sep. 2nd, 2009 04:27 am (UTC)
Re: Medicating cats
Kallixti was stressed out enough from giving her pills that she was overgrooming. We're using ear swabs for the medication and while she's cranky about it, she's doing much better.
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