|Purred: Fri Nov 9, '12 11:54pm PST |
|Here's my experience with metronidazole...
Cat wouldn't take the pill, not plain, not with a pill gun, not in Pill Pockets, not in cheese. Cat would foam at the mouth when we gave her the liquid. (Put the syringe in the mouth at the side, where the whiskers end, NOT in the front.)
I've since read this article http://www.catinfo.org/?link=pillingcats in which I learned about this miracle stuff, Forti Flora.
It's supposed to be give your cat beneficial gut flora, kind of like yogurt does, but the special thing about it is that it has same stuff in it that they put on kibble to get cats to eat it.
So now pilling my cat is EASY.
1. Cut pill into tiny little bits.
2. Take a pill pocket (for dogs works fine), treating it like playdough, pinch off tiny little flat pieces, maybe the size of your thumbnail or so.
3. Place the disc over the pill (or pill fragment) on the cutting board till the pill gets stuck in it. Then lift and tuck, push, roll, or whatever until the medicine is wrapped in pill pocket and the whole thing is about the size of kibble. (small as or smaller than a pea)
4. Make as many small pill pockets at is takes to hide one dose of your pill.
5. Roll all the little pill pockets in the Forti Flora powder. I have some powder in a little tupperware, and I drop all the pill pockets in, and give the whole thing a good shake. I make my pill pockets in the evening and leave them "soaking" in the powder overnight, so giving pills in the morning is quick and painless.
6. Give to cat, who now thinks she's getting treats.
This has worked for me. This Forti Flora stuff is magic. It's available on Amazon if you can't find it locally.
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