A suggestion for medicating difficult cats -- I recently had to get gel caps into a timid former feral girl who seems to sprout extra feet and claws when I medicate her. I cut a hole in the end of a pillowcase and put that over her, with just her head sticking out of the hole. That helped. it still wasn't easy. But it was better. We actually got through the entire course of medication.
--- On Mon, 7/11/11, katskat1 <katsk...@gmail.com> wrote: > From: katskat1 <katsk...@gmail.com> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] cat with rotten teeth > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Date: Monday, July 11, 2011, 10:29 AM > Again, thanks to all of you. > Been a great help. > > Called my vet this morning and she is unexpectedly out of > office until > the 18th. Apparently she had family emergency. That's > upsetting cause > the kitty who had her eyes removed last Wednesday was > supposed to have > sutures out this Wed the 13th. I guess a few more > days with sutures > won't hurt - I kept mine in my knee for almost 4 months > cause I was > afraid to get them out. duh! Oh well. > > Surprisingly, Luke is a lover. Loves to be picked up, > loves to be > petted. But with the apparent pain in her mouth > nothing is going to > get into her via syringe or jamming a pill in the back of > her throat, > nothing. Last time I tried it one of her loose teeth > fell out so > there was a plus side but I am still putting triple > antibiotic cream > on the scratches and I had her wrapped in a bath towel like > a mummy! > Afterward she was panting, drooling, vomiting and hid for > several > hours. Not doing that to her or me again. > > So I will have to wait until the 18th to get her to the vet > but she is > sticking around the yard now and actually was sitting at > the door like > she -almost- wanted in so I guess that will have to do > > Thanks again cause I was hesitant to do that to her but > what the heck. > If I can have a little 5 week old kittens rotten, ready to > rupture > eyes removed I guess I can the rotten teeth of a full grown > kitten > pulled~. > > Kat > > > On 7/11/11, dlg...@windstream.net > <dlg...@windstream.net> > wrote: > > 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 <felineres...@frontier.com> > wrote: > >> Reply to: felineres...@frontier.com > >> In-Reply-To: > >> > <CAArM-_-2ryAGGq9SY-77suew7TtR5qZS+jFj-UAbtGn7pr6A=q...@mail.gmail.com> > >> > >> 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 > >> > > >> > >> _______________________________________________ > >> Felvtalk mailing list > >> Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > >> http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Felvtalk mailing list > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org