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Your tips for getting pills into cats

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smearedinfood Mon 26-Aug-13 21:45:22

She went missing about 2 weeks ago. She wasn't enamoured with the house sitter while we were on holiday. I went door knocking and found her in a house two doors down ( they reluctantly gave her back). She's Abysinnian. She has allergies so I've turned off the sure flap and have just fed her her some James Well beloved she was originally on royal canin sensitivity but was turning her nose up at it all the time.
She came back really scabby and was grumpy with me when i applied Advocate. Usually big attention seeker.

She's had loads of rest since being back is a bit more lively.
She was pooing blood thursday night so I stayed home bank holiday weekend by myself to feed a her a concoction of pills the vet gave me. She is turning up her nose at the food I've mixed the antibiotics with the last day.
No more blood in poo but definitely diahoerra. She's got another vet appointment tomorrow night. Quite lively affectionate, but farting. The vet remarked that she definitely was not dehydrated but thought she had picked up a tummy bug.

Tips please on getting pills into cats? I've been in all weekend and now the DP's back I might be in more of a position to try and get her to swallow it directly.

CrazyHamsterdisguisedasatree Tue 27-Aug-13 09:31:52

I second the Tablet giver , it was my last hops for giving my Cats worming Tablets & it worked a treat

smearedinfood Tue 27-Aug-13 10:10:35

This morning tried cheese, chicken, last nights left over fish from the fish pie, the trick from you tube - couldn't get her mouth open. She's little but agile.
Then realised DS had taken himself to the big toilet and had popped the trainer seat on it all by himself (for the first time!!) but was using my expensive make up wipes instead of the moist toilet tissue so had to forgo the cat this morning. I will ask the vet about the tablet dispenser tonight.

LinghamStyle Tue 27-Aug-13 10:15:55

I use Maryz technique however I learned to swaddle the cat in a towel first!

I had to bath her yesterday after a poo incident. Wasn't fun for either of us! Although she did let me wrap her in a big fluffy towel afterwards and cuddle her like a baby grin also she doesn't seem to bear a grudge after these encounters!

smearedinfood Tue 27-Aug-13 11:19:14

I'm going to meet DP at the vet's tonight and I asked him to take the poo sample with him and told him where it was.

He said "shouldn't you have left that in the fridge" - Bleurgh!

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