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Author Topic: How to Give a Cat a Pill  (Read 2483 times)
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kaffe
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« on: September 20, 2007, 04:28:51 PM »

HOW TO GIVE A CAT A PILL

1 Pick up cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm, as if holding it like a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth and allow cat to close mouth and swallow.

2 Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.

3 Retrieve cat from bedroom and throw away soggy pill.

4 Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm, holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.

5 Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call spouse from garden.

6 Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and rub cat's throat vigorously.

7 Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.

8 Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head just visible from below armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw, force mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw.

9 Check label to make sure pill is not harmful to humans, drink one beer to take away taste. Apply Band-Aid to spouse's forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.

10 Retrieve cat from neighbour's shed, get another pill, open another beer. Place cat in cupboard and close door on neck to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon, flick pill down throat with elastic band.

11 Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard back on hinges. Drink beer. Fetch bottle of scotch. Pour short drink. Apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus jab. Apply whisky compress to cheek to disinfect. Toss back another shot. Throw away tee-shirt and fetch new one from bedroom.

12 Ring fire brigade to retrieve cat from tree across the road. Apologise to neighbour who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil wrap.

13 Tie cat's front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table, find heavy duty pruning gloves from shed. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of fillet steak. Be rough about it. Hold head vertically and pour 2 pints of water down throat to wash it down.

14 Consume remainder of scotch. Get spouse to drive you to Accident and Emergence Department. Sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right eye. Call furniture shop on way home to order new table.

15 Arrange for RSPCA to collect mutant cat from hell and ring local pet shop to see if they have any hamsters.


HOW TO GIVE A DOG A PILL - Wrap it in bacon
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Orange Fuzzball
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We miss you KD


« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007, 05:15:21 PM »

No matter how many times I read this, I still laugh. Guess I should consider myself lucky that KD is so easy to pill.  Grin
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Laurie
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2007, 05:26:25 PM »

    Kaffe, I have never read this before! It is tooo funny!   P.S. I will make sure to have all specified items on hand next time I have to pill one of my cats!  Wink
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kaffe
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2007, 05:33:14 PM »

ha ha ha... I know, I know. I've read this several times in the past too. But it is sooooo like a cat, no?  Me? I've wisened up and either crush the pill and mix it in you-know-who's favorite food or go for the liquid meds.
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Orange Fuzzball
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We miss you KD


« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2007, 05:38:34 PM »

KD has an awful time with liquid meds. More of it gets on the carpet, the walls and the fur than in the cat. But she swallows pills pretty easily.
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MrsP
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2007, 11:24:22 AM »

LittleCat - the feral - his pills get dissolved in tuna water.
Munchkin - the Siamese - can't pill.  I learned to give him injections.
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