Ear infection in newly adopted cat
As of yesterday I've become a cat owner for the first time, Kibbles, my blonde, male tabby, is a very sweet one year old. I've been watching him in the shelter , days before I decided to adopt him, as it turns out he has an ear infection. I was very apprehensive, but the shelter informed me that they can only hold a cat for 24s, so I couldn't wait for the ear infection to go away. The employee assured me that just a few ear drops twice a day would do the trick, he only had eight more days of treatment left so I thought it would be simple enough. Today however, I've realized that, it's not so, I've tried three times already to give him his medcine, once by myself, once with help from another person, and another time by myself. I've only been able to get two drops into his ear, before him scratching me, and running under my bed. He came out an hour or so later, and was once again the friendly cat I knew, so I took the intitive to try again, only be scratched much worse this time. I've given him time but it seems he will not come out from under his bed and whenever he does come out as soon as he sees me he runs under my bed again. I would love to take him to a vet but today is Saturday and all hospitals are closed after 2pm, (currently 6pm) I am fearful that his infection will get worse and I'm not sure what to do to make him trust me again, I cannot take him to the vet until Monday. Anybody any advice on how to repair a bound with a cat and give ear drop medicine ?