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Boof has tapeworm. so i went to the vet and they gave me some tablets for him. but he has no interest in eating them. i rapped it up into some steak but he ate the steak and spat out the tablet. how do i get him to eat them hes frustrating the **** out of me
 

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A few options, Get a pill popper - makes pilling a cat quick and easy. Use Milbemax, a very small and easy to give pill.
Give the pill via the mouth rather than hiding in food.

Or get Profender instead, it's a topical wormer applied to the back of the neck.
 

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i hold their head in one hand from the top, wiggle my other finger in their mouth and push the pill into the back of their throat. (sorry i couldn't think of a better description) once you get this method down its actually very quick and easy, might take some practice though
 

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The following thread will provide you with a lot of tips, tricks,a nd techniques for medicating your cat:

http://www.catforum.com/forum/38-health-nutrition/115153-how-medicate-cat.html

Be sure to wet your cat's throat both immediately before and immediately after pill administration. Just like with us, forcing a cat to swallow a pill dry may cause the pill to get stuck in the cat's throat and dissolve there, causing potentially serious irritation to the throat. The easiest way to wet the cat's throat is to offer something irresistible like the water out of a can of tuna or some "canned food soup" (canned cat food mixed with warm water) for the cat to lap up immediately before and after pilling. If the cat won't drink the flavored water, then dribble a little water into the side of the cat's mouth with an eyedropper or needleless syringe immediately before and after pilling. Not only will this make swallowing the pill easier, but it will force swallowing after administering the pill so that the cat won't just spit it right back out.

Laurie
 

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cheers guys. i was shocked when i saw a big worm in his poop. thought my sister wormed him only recently. will have to talk to her.
 

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diatomaceous earth? (food grade)

I've read so much about this and have posted before, but have never heard from anyone who has used this.
 

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diatomaceous earth? (food grade)

I've read so much about this and have posted before, but have never heard from anyone who has used this.
It's good for a light load or to prevent them, but if they are pooping out worms, DE is useless. Tried it. Great to keep on hand though! :razz:
 
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