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Thread #108894   Message #2270594
Posted By: Anne Lister
23-Feb-08 - 06:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: Getting a cat to take pills!
Subject: BS: Getting a cat to take pills!
Our cat has been diagnosed now with an over-active thyroid and is going to have to take little pink pills morning and evening for the rest of her life. I know this is a fairly common illness. Cleo has already worked out that I'm trying to conceal her pills in her food and has become an expert already in eating everything in her bowl EXCEPT the little pink pill. She's also got the tightest jaw clamp imaginable and we can't persuade her to open her mouth for us to pop the pill in. At the moment we're grinding up the tablet and sprinkling it on food she normally loves and we've succeeded once so far with this strategy - tonight, though, she's left that one piece of chicken severely alone in her dish.
Has anyone got any sure-fire ways to get the cat to swallow the pill? And yes, I've seen that email with the various procedures to follow ...not quite as funny now that we have to do this twice a day!