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Old 04-14-2009, 05:05 PM   #1
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WHY would they give my kitty.....

banana-flavored antiboitic..... (it reeks of banana, anyhoo)
it's beyond me. is it a med taken by humans, too?
if not, why wouldn't they flavor it with animal-friendly flavorings.....

she needs to be placed in a towel & it takes two to give her her meds, then she salivates half of them away!!

anyone else?

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banana-flavored antiboitic..... (it reeks of banana, anyhoo)
it's beyond me. is it a med taken by humans, too?
if not, why wouldn't they flavor it with animal-friendly flavorings.....

she needs to be placed in a towel & it takes two to give her her meds, then she salivates half of them away!!

anyone else?
Hmmmmm, maybe it's hard to mix up mouse-flavored antibiotic????

This sounds harsh, but maybe you are not sticking the dropper far enough down her throat.
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thanks for the pointer, cooksie! i appreciate it.
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Are you sure it's flavored that way or just smells that way. In my experience ALL cats need to be forced to take any meds. They aren't like dogs, they don't eat anything handed to them that smells like meat. 12 cats and they've all been difficult to give meds to. You always need to shove the dopper down their throat past their gag reflex. It's hard, but it has to be done.
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yeah, i'm not sure what it tastes like to her. poor kitty. we've owned 10, & they hate thier meds.
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oops, by the way, i put the dropper at the hinge of thier jaw. they still spit some meds out.
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That would be a truly great invention, meds that cats will take without their human ending up with 3rd degree scratches.
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oops, by the way, i put the dropper at the hinge of thier jaw. they still spit some meds out.
No, no, no... too far out. You have to put it at the back of their tongue and their gag reflex will help them swallow the meds. You're allowing their tongue to spit out the meds, you need to force them to swallow it by nearly gagging them. It sounds cruel, but it's how it has to be done.
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:37 PM   #9
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thanks, i hear you!
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I really don't want to sound cruel, it's just how cats are. A cat, for whatever reason, will reject tuna if meds are in it; unlike dogs who you can hide pills in cheese for. Their olfactory senses are just stronger. You won't choke the kitty but getting it past the back of their tongue is the only way to ensure they get all their meds.
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