Six scratches, four bites and three band-aids later.....

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by gritsar, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Turns out my cats WILL take a large pill, broken into 1/4s, if you just wrap each piece in a glob of cream cheese. [​IMG]

    We tried for an hour to get KiKi and Kitty to each take a large pill. DH got bit and scratched. I got bit and scratched. DH finally gave up and started loading a shotgun [​IMG]
    I persevered and decided to try the cream cheese. Piece of cake...just for future reference. [​IMG]
  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Not if your cat figures it out. My sister has a really smart cat who won't touch anything if it has a pill in it, or if she later finds out there's a pill in it then she won't eat it next time... the only way to get pills down her is to shove em down her throat, and since she's more than 10lbs getting that second pill down is a "insert your choice word here"

    Velveeta used to be THE holy grail of treats around here. Till my dog went on 10 days of the 5th day she wouldn't even touch Velveeta or peanut butter anymore. Guess cream cheese is an idea for next time around, just to keep her guessing!
  3. tropicalchicken

    tropicalchicken Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 24, 2008
    It only works for awhile. Just when you think you have it figured out, they will spit the stupid pill out and you will find it somewhere. We had a cat that for the last three years was on medication (she was quite crazy). It took my husband and son (this was sons cat) every single night, one holding her down, the other opening her mouth and putting the pill in, then clamping her mouth shut until she swallowed. Every dang night for three years, she never gave up. Cheese worked for two days. We finally had to put her down a couple months ago as she finally went totally loopy and was licking every scrap of hair off her body. We have three other inside cats and I am so hoping none of them ever needs any pills.
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Your cats are stubborn..its a fight the whole way down...
  5. kezabel

    kezabel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep my cat just seems to know I'm trying to give her a pill. Also I hate trying to worm her too, that worming paste is silly too i get it in her mouth and as soon as I let her go she's spitting it everywear AHHHH!!!
  6. Countrywife

    Countrywife Corrupted by a Redneck

    Aug 20, 2009
    I have to have the male family members hold the idiot cat for flea drops. Rather give the GSD or GP a pill.
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Yep, we had Kitty wrapped in a quilt and I was practically laying on her. She was hissing and spitting before DH got within 5 ft. of her with that pill.
  8. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I trim my cat's nails before I give them a bath. Perhaps it would be a good idea to trim yours before attempting to give pills? Might reduce injuries, might be just another Fight. Might not help you one bit, just an idea. I've been bathing and nail trimming my kitties since they were adopted at roughly 3 months old, so they don't like it but don't fight me TOO much. I'm the official cat nail trimmer of the family - my sister and mother in law call me up from time to time "hey could you trim the cat's nails next time you come over" lol

    edited because r does not equal f
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2009
  9. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    this is the easy way to give a cat a pill
    How To Give A Cat A Pill

    1. Pick up cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.

    2. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.
    3. Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away.

    4. Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm, holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.

    5. Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call spouse from garden.

    6. Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth Drop pill down ruler and rub cat's throat vigorously.

    7. Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.

    8. Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head just visible from below armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw, force mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw.

    9. Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans, drink 1 beer to take taste away. Apply Band-Aid to spouse's forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.

    10 . Retrieve cat from neighbor's shed. Get another pill. Open another beer. Place cat in cupboard, and close door on to neck, to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with elastic band.

    11. Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard door back on hinges. Drink beer Fetch bottle of scotch. Pour shot, drink. Apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus shot. Apply whiskey compress to cheek to disinfect. Toss back another shot. Throw Tee shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.

    12. Call fire department to retrieve the d**n cat from across the road. Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil wrap.

    13. Tie the little b*****d's front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table, find heavy-duty pruning gloves from shed. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of filet steak. Be rough about it. Hold head vertically and pour 2 pints of water down throat to wash pill down.

    14. Consume remainder of scotch. Get spouse to drive you to the emergency room, sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm an d removes pill remnants from right eye. Call furniture shop on way home to order new table.

    15 Arrange for SPCA to collect mutant cat from h**l and call local pet shop to see if they have any hamsters.

    How To Give A Dog A Pill

    1. Wrap it in bacon.

    2. Toss it in the air.
  10. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] sounds about right gaited horse! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Next time, just ask the vet if whatever it is comes in an injectable form!

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