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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-19-2019, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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pilling a Senior Cat

Hello. I have a senior cat recently diagnosed with severe heart disease. The only thing that will help her are her medicines. It is a complete battle. I have been reading previous posts about the difficulties to pill cats. My cat Sissy runs away foams at the mouth and becomes very upset when I try to give her medication. Then she will hide for hours. I realize this medicine is prolonging and saving her life but I am worried about the quality of her life we have to do this two times a day.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2019, 12:23 AM
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I wish I could welcome you under better circumstances, I'm sorry about your cat's diagnosis.


When I had to give meds to one of my girls, I went to Kaiser and they compounded it into a tuna-flavored liquid. I think most pharmacies will do this. Then I would fill the syringe with the correct amount of medicine and fill the rest of the way with actual tuna juice (from canned tuna) so the first thing she tasted was the tuna juice.


I'm not sure if this will be helpful or not, I know cats hate taking meds.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2019, 06:28 AM
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Thatís a great idea. Iíll have to keep that in mind if and when Iím confronted with this.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-04-2019, 09:10 AM
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You prob have tried these but Greenies pill pockets solved my dilemma. They are a bit expensive but do as the vet recommended and tear them in half and they mold easily around the pill. Try giving a bit of the greenies to the cat first to "prime" him. My cat loves them.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-07-2019, 06:40 AM
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Hi,
My Vet told me to wrap the pill in a pill pocket and cram it down my cats throat, I was doing that but my cat hated it so I asked a different Vet and they said that they could call a prescription in to my local compounding pharmacy for a cream. Now I just rub the cream on the inside of his ear - alternating ears daily. Working out great.

Just another option for you,

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