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Old 24th May 2010, 11:59
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My cats used to cause trouble eg they'd spot the pill wrapped in the food and spit it out and refused forced feeding etc.

But it all got resolved one day.

I lifted one cat's tail and told them I could give them their pills in the other end if they preferred.

They seemed to understand and became less troublesome after that.
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Old 15th June 2010, 08:04
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i was just laughing while reading this one! thanks for sharing, and truly, cats are divas! that's why i don't have one
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Old 2nd July 2010, 17:43
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This is a two man job :

a) Take one cat by the tail.
b) Swing the cat around your head in a circular motion.
c) While cat is screeching insanely, the other person aims the pill at its open mouth.

After a little practice, you should be able to get it in after 4 or 5 attempts.

Don't worry if the cat seems to be a little crotchety, the cat is having a whale of a time really. You just need to let it know who's boss.

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Old 26th August 2011, 19:42
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Never tried that method, it's a bit late now cos that cat is dead but trying to feed him a pill was an impossibility.
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Old 19th October 2011, 17:33
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Any ideas what about dogs? I always have problem with mine.
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Old 6th January 2012, 16:22
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Did laugh about this. Being an ex-veterinary nurse, I have very little trouble in giving pills to any animal (usually called upon by the neighbours to administer medicines etc) but definitely treating a cat is a lot tougher and trickier than dosing dogs - yep, a knob of cheese with pill inside and job's a 'good un' but cats, yeah, that's a different story altogether. L x
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Old 20th February 2012, 07:33
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Very good suggestions indeed, I found a tabart to be a very useful aid for the said task, but it can definitely be a pain in the winter months!
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