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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-02-2012, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by AlanK View Post
My cats convey this when I try to pill them up
Would rather give a pill to a coyote Alan

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I must be lucky. Neither of mine fuss when I need to pill them. I first put the cat in the counter then I just lightly grab their top jaw with left hand. Drop pill in and then lightly hold their mouth closed while rubbing their throat. Done I a minute or less. I would not want to do it for an extended period though.

They will also eat small pills if put into their wet food without a problem

I do what I like and like what I do. Yorkies- Cozy (4/1/06), Roxy & Zoey (2/11/08), Lucy (4/6/09); Golden- Buddy (4/13/09- Rescued 12/11) Maine Coon cats- Mika (1998) and Tallulah (2000)
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That's so funny! I thought it was cute so I gave a copy to my boss. That very day he went home and tried to get his cat into the carrier for a vet visit, got severely bitten and scratched and has developed cellulitis. My goldens are so happy to get into the car for any reason and wag their tails all the way into the vet's office.
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lol thats hilarious
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These jokes are hilarious lol! I'm dying laughing. haha
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Since we have a small pride of cats and prefer to use pill form of flea meds for them and a couple routinely need stomach meds, we’ve had to developed a system to pill them. Husband corrals and picks up the victim, er first cat, hopefully somewhere the others don’t see it. If so the gig just got 1000 times harder as the next 5 hide and have to be found and chased. Then I smear either tuna oil or butter on the pill to help it go down, husband tilts the cat back like a baby while I open the mouth and stick the pill on the back of their throat. Wham bam! When it works, it’s great. Risks include squirting the oily pill from your fingers, premature release of the pill on the tongue (almost always results in frothy mess and worse pissed off cat), scratches, bites, etc. Trying to pill a lot of cats with one person? Worth the $ to pay the vet to do it for most.

Btw - our other pups got a tablespoon of peanut butter after dinner every night as dessert. They loved it and looked forward to it, so when they needed to be pilled or medicated they were ecstatic to eat their peanut butter treat - never mattered what we hide in it, it always went down.
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