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to challenge you to find anything more difficult to do to a cat

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Glitterknickaz Sat 11-Jun-11 20:15:25

than give it a worming tablet?

I have scratches all over my abdomen where the little shit darling tried to escape.

So.... anybody had to deal with anything worse when it comes to felines?

ChairOfTheBored Sat 11-Jun-11 20:17:49

Bath it. Those bad boys grow extra limbs when confronted with warm water.

catinthehat2 Sat 11-Jun-11 20:18:44

try this

ThatVikRinA22 Sat 11-Jun-11 20:19:21

put them in a carrier to go to the vet....that one is a two man job with heavy duty gloves on in our house....

Glitterknickaz Sat 11-Jun-11 20:19:39

cheers catinthehat2

Chair * silent scream * grin

AfterTheGoldRush Sat 11-Jun-11 20:20:04

i wrap mine in an old towel...bit like swaddling a baby in the old days. then i put the thing between my knees (i am kneeling on the floor) and grab head etc....

works for me

likingthespring Sat 11-Jun-11 20:20:26

Wrap it up in an old towel next time. Stick a bit of butter on the tablet to help shove it down. Works a treat.

Umami Sat 11-Jun-11 20:22:39

Step by step here

stoatie Sat 11-Jun-11 20:22:52

Move house. Driving down the M1 with 2 cats (separate carriers) meowing, scratching and then the stench of shitting - do you stop and clean it up (and run the risk of escaped cats in the car) or carry on regardless with windows open to get rid of stench

StewieGriffinsMom Sat 11-Jun-11 20:23:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RevoltingPeasant Sat 11-Jun-11 20:23:48

Our dog doesn't scratch when you try to make her take tablets, but it's like holding onto a seal. You have to sit her down, stand over her with her trapped between your knees, tip her head right back, put the pill in her mouth, and clasp her jaws shut until she swallows.

She still manages to store the tablet somewhere, God knows where, and spits it back out the moment you let her go.

Truly, it took my sister over 25 minutes to give her her last tablet....

squeakytoy Sat 11-Jun-11 20:24:04

towel method used to work for us too. And gardening gloves...

Glitterknickaz Sat 11-Jun-11 20:26:03

ohhh stoatie I've had the house move carrier shitting thing.... yeah actually that is worse

LolaRennt Sat 11-Jun-11 20:28:46

I took 2 of them and a 2 month old to london then stayed in a hotel over night then got on a trans continental flight. Stayed over night in another hotel then got on another flight.

I also trim their nails. But I am well hard

LolaRennt Sat 11-Jun-11 20:29:50

OH and they were IN THE CABIN with me under foot.

feralgirl Sat 11-Jun-11 20:32:03

I had to stop DH from leaving the cats at Scotch Corner services a few years back after the little feckers did stereo shitting when we were moving from Newcastle to Bristol. It was hideous.

DH is bloody amazing at worming them; he has this brilliant flicking technique where it goes down their throats so quickly that they don't really know what's happened.

debka Sat 11-Jun-11 20:32:14

We drove to Slovenia with 2 cats in the car. Both with diarrhoea. Longest 2 days of my life.

TidyDancer Sat 11-Jun-11 20:33:34

"stereo shitting" grin

feralgirl Sat 11-Jun-11 20:33:38

Have just remembered when one of our cats had tartar on his teeth and the vet told us we had to clean them every day. I tried it once and then figured his teeth could just fall out (they didn't, he was fine).

passivelyaggresive Sat 11-Jun-11 20:36:33

Hold it tightly by the scruff of the neck, just leave its back legs on the ground - it wont be ble to move, bobs yer uncle, fanny's yer aunt.

MarcellusWallace Sat 11-Jun-11 20:40:01

Rectal Diazepam

passivelyaggresive Sat 11-Jun-11 20:40:49

Umami - the old ones are always the best

Stangirl Sat 11-Jun-11 20:42:18

My cat had 3 drains put in his leg following an abcess. When he came home I was told I had to pick the scabs off the drain holes and "inject" him with saline solution through the holes to flush out the wound still further. Twice a day for a week. Beat that.

NotQuiteCockney Sat 11-Jun-11 20:48:21

Eye ointment is fairly tricky.

Pills are a doddle, really really. My current cat is easy to pill anyway (well, she runs away, and she tries to cheek the pill, but she doesn't scratch me).

Oh, and yy, drains smell horrible, I think I had to put hot compresses on the drain (above the drain?) to keep it draining ... blee. Same cat, I had to keep him in a tiny space, so that he wouldn't walk around too much, so his broken leg would heel.

CleanQueen Sat 11-Jun-11 20:48:36

feralgirl - I can only think your vet had to be taking the piss about cleaning the cats teeth. Most vets aren't cat people, in my experience. I wouldnt even attempt worming tablets. I do chemicals on the back of the neck of my cat everytime. Even when I was pregnant, with rubber gloves on! Cat doesn't come near me for ages after. Most delighful experience with cat was when his anal glands needed doing something to. No f'fn way was I going near that cats bum. A job for the student vet at my local practice. poor sod (cat and student).

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