Friday, December 29, 2006

There Are Two Types of People in the World....

....those who can successfully give their cat a tablet and those who cannot.

Guess which category not only I, but my entire family fall into?

So. Merlin had his stitches out this morning and I brought him back home with three seperate types of pills. One of them was a one off, one for 10 days twice a day and one for the foreseeable future and possibly for good, twice a day. That's an awful lot of pills.

At least, reading this funny piece, it seems I'm not alone in my total inability to get this stuff down Merlin's throat. Cats may be many things, but stupid isn't one of them. Forget putting it in the food. Forget putting it in butter or oil, blowing it down the throat, syringing it down with water, wrapping it in a bit of chicken (which he's now not allowed anyway) or any number of other strategies I've read about and tried today. Most certainly, absolutely, definitely forget the simple open-his-mouth-put-pill-in-stroke-throat-there-all-over malarky so ably demonstrated by all vets and vet nurses. I've occasionally been able to fool one or two of the cats into taking one tablet, say for worming. But several a day, twice a day???


So far, Merlin has had approximately half of one of the above tablets from his morning load. And now it's evening and time for the evening pilling session. At this rate, the backlog is going to mount up at a rather alarming rate :-//

Have ordered a "cat piller" device. Not holding out much hope, but we shall see!!

1 comment:

Jules said...

Wishing you much love and happiness for the coming year.

Love and Blessings
Jules x