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Thread #108894 Message #2272088
Posted By: Anne Lister
25-Feb-08 - 02:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: Getting a cat to take pills!
Subject: RE: BS: Getting a cat to take pills!
Manfred, it's more than possible. She's certainly had something wrong in her mouth, but as even the vet couldn't get her to open her mouth in order to make a diagnosis we're still none the wiser! She's had some antibiotics and steroids to deal with whatever it might have been, but she's still not opening up. On the other hand she's managing to chew bits of meat so some of her teeth at least are still functioning.
At the moment we're either disguising the pill in other food (the crab paste has turned out to be quite successful) or grinding it up and sprinkling it over if we've found that hasn't worked (she spotted it in the chicken tonight so back to the sprinkling). If we can continue to do this, maybe we won't have to try to force her mouth open after all.
And at last she's putting on weight and becoming less of a pathetic spectacle, and the trembling seems to be reduced, too.
Thanks for all the concern, fellow Mudcatters!