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Author Topic: Tip for medicating cats (and maybe fussy dogs)  (Read 173 times)
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« on: June 26, 2017, 12:39:13 PM »

Not sure where to share this, but I have had to do a lot of semi-feral/feral kitten worming over the last year, roundworms, lung worms, etc.  Rather than getting my face and hands torn up by their claws, tried mixing the paste/liquid medications (Strongid, Panacur) in a small amount of liquid from a can of TikiCat salmon and chicken, or other ones containing salmon broth to mask the taste.  I give them in individual bowls first thing in morning when they are hungry and they have all lapped it up. Even 2 adult kitties who were exposed to worms using same litter boxes/bowls had to be wormed to be on safe side.  So, if kitty was to get 1 mL of medication, I would mix in 3 mL of liquid fishy broth.  As long as you don't have a fish allergic cat.  Chicken broth cat food has also worked well so far.  Of course, you will have to medicate each one separately so the hogs don't get double or triple doses. 
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 07:59:14 PM »

Good tip!  It could work for other types of medications that are able to be mixed with the broth.
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2017, 04:02:33 AM »

Mixing with food is the only way I can medicate. I had to put Sam Spade back on Prozac and he would eat the medicated food so I had to put him in the cage for the night. Sammy is being mean to him. I spent over $400 for blood and urine tests and two trips to the vet, everything came back perfect. I was sure he had something wrong since he also lost almost 1/2 pound in less than 2 weeks.

Except for the peeing on everything he is an excellent cat.
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2017, 04:32:28 PM »

Great idea! I was mixing meds crushed in a pill crusher into canned food, but that would work well with liquids, too. Cats who manage to eat every part of the canned meal except the area the med is in might be tempted to lap up tasty liquids.
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