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Kitty Dental Work
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netmouse From: netmouse Date: July 10th, 2007 03:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Did they show you how to feed him the pill? If he won't eat it with his food, what we always did with our cat was put it in his mouth, then hold his mouth closed, tilt his head up slightly, and stroke his neck in a downward motion (just gently, but it seemed to cause him to swallow). Then check his mouth to make sure he didn't push it off to the side to avoid swallowing it.
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: July 10th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC) (Link)
This works, even for Dewey. I'm convinced that Dewey and Mouse are kindred spirits sometimes...

If the pill is small, it might be able to be mushed into a soft treat. That worked well for intact pills, but worked poorly for the one that i had to cut in half - the damned cat could taste it and spit it out every time. *shakes fist*
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 11th, 2007 02:04 am (UTC) (Link)
You know, that sounds a lot gentler than the approach which she told me, which was essentially "put it down has throat as far as you can". Something about the farther you put it in, the less able he is to spit it out.

I tried a combination of both approaches this morning... I'll see what works this evening.
fachless From: fachless Date: July 11th, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I did the pill down the throat method with Winston. It goes faster and easier than you might think. I'd put him in my lap and open the jaws of death with one hand, and pop in the pill with the other. I also followed it up with 1/2 a can of tuna flavored Fancy Feast, which he needed for the medication because of its high fat content, but it helped make the whole process a bit better. He was willing to put up with the medicating to get the good food.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 11th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's hard to open his mouth, although I *think* i'm finding the trick to that.

Jaws of Death is entirely appropriate.... all those teeth make me nervous! Even if he is missing one.

He gets soft food after, since i figure his mouth hurts. Which means, of course, that everybody gets soft food, or there would be a riot.
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