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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

WFMW - Giving Beggar her pills

Today's Works for Me Wednesday has the theme of Mom I'm Bored. I haven't figured out how to deal with that yet. My 6 y/o has just started saying she's bored or that she has nothing to do. I normally respond with "Then go clean your room". That normally stops the complaining - although it does little to get her room clean. On that front, we'll be following LazyOrganizer's notebook idea for the summer and see if that works to motivate her.
But my tip of the week is how I'm giving my cat her medicine. We realized that our female cat, Beggar, has been having seizures. Her vet recommended that we try seizure medicine to see if it helped. The first day I tortured both her and me by sitting on my bed with the cat crammed between my legs, holding her head still and prying open her mouth with one hand while trying to toss the pill down her throat with the other. And no, she did not take this calmly.
I finally got a lightbulb and off to Dillon's I went. I bought her some new treats - soft ones. Now, I put her pill in the middle of a treat. Smash it around the pill. Add a couple normal treats and put them in front of her. She gobbles them whole and we're done. I'm thrilled because I know she's getting her medicine (and it is helping). She's very happy (and so is Malley, our other cat) because she's getting treats twice a day now.
And that Works for me!

1 comment:

Kirsty said...

I wish I could find soft and yummy treats for my bunny. I've been having to crush her medicine, mix it with babyfood and water,suck it up with a syringe, catch her (not easy) wrap her up in a towel), retrieve her after she escapes a few million times, find her mouth (she's very fluffy), get the syringe in there and squirt it in (sadly it takes a few syringefuls not just one squirt). She loves eating RUBBER, maybe if I wrap her pill in rubber ;)

If I ever get a cat I will definitely use your tip :) Smart of you to mix the pill in with other treats-or she'd get suspicious ;)