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Re: how to pill a cat was how to bathe a cat was:catcollars was now cat door


That's so amazing.  Sugar gets soft food only as a treat.  She damn near knocks me down when she sees the can.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: kmrsy@comcast.net
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 07 Jan 2004 14:36:07 +0000

>> Better yet - get liquid meds and mix w/ Fancy Feast.
>
>fine, but my Mick won't touch canned food.  I find liquids work well for him - with a nice long eyedropper.
>Kitty
>> Better yet - get liquid meds and mix w/ Fancy Feast.
>> That's the only way I can do it.  
>> :-)
>> 
>> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>> From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
>> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Date:  Wed, 7 Jan 2004 04:05:22 -0500
>> 
>> >> From: Melody <mhobertm@excite.com>
>> >> Marge: Ugh! If there is one thing I really hate doing with my cats,
>> >it's
>> >> trying to get meds. into them...send away, dear! Might give me
>> >something
>> >> to laugh about next time I have to do this!
>> >----------
>> >
>> >OoooKay, Melody....here it is:
>> >
>> >HOW TO GIVE YOUR CAT A PILL
>> >by Peggy Althoff
>> >
>> >1.      Grasp cat firmly in your arms. Cradle its head on your elbow,
>> >just as if you were giving baby a bottle. Coo confidently, "That's a
>> >nice kitty." Drop pill into its mouth.
>> >2.      Retrieve cat from top of lamp and pill from under sofa.
>> >3.     Follow same procedure as in 1, but hold cat's front paws down
>> >with left hand and back paws down with elbow of right arm. Poke pill
>
>> >into its mouth with right forefinger.
>> >4.      Retrieve cat from under bed. Get new pill from bottle.
>> >(Resist impulse to get new cat.)
>> >5.      Again proceed as in 1, except when you have cat firmly
>> >cradled in bottle-feeding position, sit down on edge of chair, fold
>> >your torso over cat, bring your right hand over your left elbow, open
>> >cat's mouth by lifting the upper jaw and pop the pill in - quickly.
>> >Since your head is down by your knees, you won't be able to see what
>> >you're doing. That's just as well.
>> >6.      Leave cat hanging on drapes. Leave pill in your hair.
>> >7.      If you're a woman, have a good cry. If you're a man, have a
>> >good cry.
>> >8.      Now pull yourself together. Who's the boss here anyway?
>> >Retrieve cat and pill. Assuming position 1, say sternly, "Who's the
>> >boss here, anyway?" Open cat's mouth, take pill and...Oooops!
>> >9.      This isn't working, is it? Collapse and think. Aha! Those
>> >flashing claws are causing the chaos.
>
>> >10.     Crawl to linen closet. Drag back large beach towel. Spread
>> >towel on floor.
>> >11.     Retrieve cat from kitchen counter and pill from potted plant.
>> >12.     Spread cat on towel near one end with its head over long
>> >edge.
>> >13.     Flatten cat's front and back legs over its stomach.  (Resist
>> >impulse to flatten cat.)
>> >14.     Roll cat in towel. Work fast; time and tabbies wait for no
>> >man-or woman.
>> >15.     Resume position 1. Rotate your left hand to cat's head. Press
>> >its mouth at the jaw hinges like opening the petals of a snapdragon.
>> >16.     Drop pill into cat's mouth and poke gently. Voila! It's done.
>> >17.     Vacuum up loose fur (cat's). Apply bandages to wounds
>> >(yours).
>> >18.     Take two aspirins and lie down.
>> >19.     Forget aspirin, drink glass of wine and lie down.
>> >
>> >Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
>> >mtalt@hort.net
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