|Purred: Thu Jan 19, '12 8:28pm PST |
Back in August we added a new member to our cat family - a semi-feral cat named Elvis who was the son of our now deceased cat Momo. Since he arrived, he's been having recurrent problems with diarrhea and, more recently, has developed a bad problem of leaving poo-blobs around the house that just seem to spontaneously come out of him.
He's wormed, indoors only, the other cats don't have these problems.
We've gone to the vet twice to get medication for him, both times were given a pro-biotic paste to start off with and both times he's only successfully had about one course of the medication. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to medicate this cat.
He will not let me approach him, he just runs. He is very finicky when it comes to food and will generally only eat kibble, so when I put the medication in his food he notices and runs away then too. I've tried herding him into a crate, which just results in a lot of flailing, me being slapped repeatedly with all his might and the dispensed medication disappearing in the frenzy. I can't catch him to put him in a towel or scruff him, I can't approach him to smear it on him so he has to lick it off. It's always a lot of running, a lot of chasing, a lot of trauma.
We also tried Hill's I/D, but that didn't help.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can medicate him? I'm not only concerned about his health, but the poo blobs and poo crusties that appear everywhere are beyond disgusting and are perilous on dark wood grain floors.
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