Wednesday, April 11, 2012
A new trick
I have developed a knack over the years that I can pill pretty much any cat I can pat. I won't be so boastful to say any cat I can pat, but I have yet to find one I can't.
But quite often it is seen as such a betrayal. Fleurp in particular gives me such a vibe that it hurts my heart to pill her. I apologize constantly and I give her yummies to make up for it and she seems to forget about it the second she gets something yummy, but still it bugs me to do it.
I've tried pill pockets but while that is often successful, sometimes the cats will chew the concoction and then I am left with a wet gross pill that won't come off my finger when I manually pill, so I tend to avoid those.
Tonight I thought I'd sneak her pill in with some meat baby food. I've been giving it to Fleurp with some PetTinic mixed in to help her get a little more iron. It isn't the best option out there, but it works in that she doesn't hate it (just hates it being forced into her mouth; mixed in with the baby food she eats it more then willingly) the first pill I manually hid in the meat by pushing it in and then covering it with my fingers. Messy and I don't much recommend it. The competition from the rest of The Crew motivated her to eat it fast. Went right in and she didn't seem to notice. The second one I put a little on the spoon, then put the pill on the meat then scooped up a little more so it was buried. That too went down with no observable notice..
I hate to say that I'm more then a little excited by this..