Cats have a way of knowing meds are in the food you are giving them.  Unlike 
dogs who gulp it down so fast they never realize meds were in it.  Medicating 
Casey is life threatening, I almost need to make a reservation at the ER for a 
couple of pints of blood for me.  She bites, scratches, screams and like you 
said, we are both so worn out, frustrated that it almost seems to do more harm 
than good.  If she needs meds, we head to the vet.  More hands to hld her down. 
 I have gotten a muzzle, but that makes her so angry that she won't have 
anything to do with me for at least a couple of hours.

---- Lorrie <> wrote: 
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> Thanks for taking care of Luke. It's very difficult taking 
> care of a cat who fights your every effort to help her/hin.
> You are very kind.
> Lorrie
> On 07-09, katskat1 wrote:
> > Thanks to all I have decided if I can find the $ I am going to take
> > Luke to the vet and have some/all of her rotten teeth removed.  She is
> > obviously in discomfort and her breath has gotten progressively worse.
> >  She is ratty looking and apparently has been sickly for a long time
> > before I started feeding her as a stray but she still wants to live.
> > 
> > I was very apprehensive about doing this to a cat that stays outside -
>  > has to - won't come in, fights to get back out and my inside cats are
> > ALL negatives.  But she sticks around and I don't have many options.
> > 
> > Now, if only I could successfully medicate her.  She will not eat
> > anything, kitten milk replacement, dry/wet food, treats, NOTHING with
> > any med of any kind.  Trying to syringe her is like fighting a wind
> > storm with lots of claws and then we are both so stressed we are
> > breathing hard.  Not good for her.  Or me.  So I am trying to give her
> > quality of whatever life she has........
> > 
> > Hopefully yanking rotten, loose teeth will help.
> > 
> > kat
> > 
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