Welcome to the world of cats-pilling, putting into a carrier for vet trip,
getting a cat to eat when they're not in the mood-those are the times you
realize that they're a lot smarter & more determined then we humans are!
Pilling a cat is an art that most cats seem to be determined for us not to
learn-LOL.  You can try a compounding pharmacy that will mix up the meds
into what they say is a pleasant tasting treat-never worked for me.  Pill
pockets are great -if your cat likes them.  Sneaking a pill in between a
couple of soft treats works for a while but they catch on and then will just
look at you as you make weird kitty sounds thinking that will help.  Soooo,
do not feel you are alone.  I suspect each of us has had at least one cat
for whom pilling was a nightmare.  

 

I THINK doxy is that foul tasting drug-but not sure.  Try sneaking small
pieces of a pill in any kind of delectable people food the kitty likes-ham,
turkey, tuna, cheese, anything at all but you have to keep changing it cause
the cat will catch on after a  couple of times.  

 

Christiane Biagi

 

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From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Bugrahan Yalvac
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2009 10:55 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] PA or OH FeLV+ Cat Sanctuaries

 

Doxycycline 100 MG and Prednisone 5 MG are the pills.

 

He is infected by mycoplasma haemofelis.

 

It looks all so easy to give cats oral medication on the net but those

cats are all healty, relaxed, and happy cats who swallow the pills.

Mine is doing everything not to swallow anything.

 

Should I take him to the vet again? Am I the only one who cannot

manage to medicate a cat orally?

 

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 12:17 AM, Gary <gcru...@centurytel.net> wrote:

> What are the pills?

> 

> Gary

> 

> Bugrahan Yalvac wrote:

>> 

>> Hi, All,

>> 

>> I have a FeLV positive cat who adapted me six months ago. A week ago

>> he stopped eating and began to taste his litter. I took him to the vet

>> and he was tested FeLV positive. Vet gave me steroids and antibiotics

>> and I was mixing the pills with his science diet for couple days. He

>> was able to eat small entities of science diet for few days. However

>> for the last two days he is not eating anything. I tried two times to

>> med him through his mount, it didn't work at all.

>> 

>> Anyone knows a better way to give medications (pills) to a cat?

>> 

>> Thanks,

>> Bugra

>> 

>> 

>> 

> 

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