Hi max. I am pixels mom Karen. I need some help. Pixel is now on a liquid allergy med everyday for the next 6 weeks , in time it will be twice a week for life , and day 1 has not gone well. Can I get ideas on how to maybe make this not as crappy as it is. I will also add she does not like any wet food or table scraps. I have tried and tried. And there is no pill option and without it she is miserable. Please help .
I am the King of being difficult to medicate. I’d be better at telling Pixel how to get out of it (which involves teeth and growling and pooping on people.) But there are two things that I’ve heard work.
1-squish the kitty. The wigglier, the harder you squish (but, you know, don’t hurt her of course.) If you have help, hold her kinda like a football and squish her to you then have someone else squirt the medicine in her mouth. If you don’t have someone to help, sit on the floor and squish her between your legs and then squirt. You probably know this, though… She’s not gonna like it but…
2-right after medicating, offer something she really likes. Since she prefers dry food, maybe a handful of a type she enjoys but doesn’t eat routinely. For me, this would be Fancy Feast dry. We don’t get it as regular food but once in a while we get it as treats and enjoy that a heck of a lot.
If that doesn’t work…well, sometimes even cats who don’t like wet food or people food will like human baby food, turkey in particular (just make sure you get a kind that doesn’t have onions or onion powder in it.) If it seems like she likes it, she could learn to associate the medication with getting the tasty treat. Or if you can mix it with the baby food, that saves the bother of giving her the meds.
Steak works for me…every week the people grill a steak and cut it into thin strips and I get that twice a day with a seed tucked away inside a piece, and after I scarf that down I get a couple more seed-less pieces.
Is there a version that could be rubbed into her ears? Your stabby guy might know of a compounding pharmacy that could make it if it’s not generally available.
I know this isn’t all that helpful but it’s all I got. Hopefully others will have better ideas to make it a more pleasant thing for her.
Max, I gots the TV on right now and there’s a woman named Judge Judy on. Do you ever watch her? She reminds me of you.
I don’t watch her because she scared the boogers out of me.
I like her on talk shows, though. But her court show? She’s so freaking tough that I get nervous and leave the room.
I like that in a woman.
Okay, Max, I watched a few episodes of your beloved Doctor Who. I think it was the last one; grumpy guy with the eyebrows. I enjoyed what I saw, but often could not understand him. How do you follow along?
Two words, dood: closed captioning.
We usually watch each episode twice, once as is and the second time with captioning on so we can catch everything. After a while, though, you get used to it and can understand even with his burr.
I really liked the grumpy guy with the eyebrows. People like to pick “their” Doctor, and he’s mine.
Well, for now. The next one might be my new favorite. She probably better be, since I’m going to marry her.
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