- Hi Heather,
I am so sorry Felix isn't feeling well. He does need his medication
in order to get better. In the beginning, I had a TERRIBLE time
pilling my cat. As well, the pills are so small, he would spit them
out and I wouldn't notice.
It helped to get some small gel caps and put all his medicine in the
gel cap (1/4 tablet diltiazem and 1/2 tablet lasix). I coat the gel
cap in a little butter (to make it more slippery) and push it
towards the back of his throat. He doesn't like it, but his other
option is to die as he was (is) in Congestive Heart Failure 6 weeks
Afterwards, I give him some wet food. His aspirin doesn't fit in
the gel cap, but fortunately he only gets that every 3 days. Given
Felix's condition, you may want to take him to the vet for medical
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, <heatherwallace506@a...> wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> Felix seems to be going downhill rather quickly the past four
days... His personality is diminishing, and the effort he makes to
greet me at the door causes him to get wobbly, and fall. He has been
rarely walking around, and when he does he looks frustrated,
agitated and confused. I can't get him to take his medicine, and I
don't want to keep stressing him out by force feeding it down his
throat... Do you think he's in pain by the way I described his
actions? My poor little guy is not himself anymore.
> Heather & Felix
Rub the pill in butter or something else he likes like
tuna and get the tuna juice on your fingers. Place it
on a saucer next to some really yummy treat that he
will get after pilling.
Try placing Felix on the back of an upholstered piece
of furniture like a chair. Move it away from the wall
if need be so you can stand behind it. He will not be
able to jump off if his claws are attached and he will
not be able to scratch at your hand. Stroke the top of
his head, this is what mom cats do. You can hold his
body under your armpit and use your other hand to pry
open his mouth and put the pill in. Stroke his throat
until he swallows and give him the special treat
immediately. There are pics in a folder called pilling
demo in the photos section of this group if my
description is not clear.
--- heatherwallace506@... wrote:
> Hi everyone!http://us.click.yahoo.com/L5YrjA/eSIIAA/yQLSAA/Zh0wlB/TM
> Felix seems to be going downhill rather quickly the
> past four days... His personality is diminishing,
> and the effort he makes to greet me at the door
> causes him to get wobbly, and fall. He has been
> rarely walking around, and when he does he looks
> frustrated, agitated and confused. I can't get him
> to take his medicine, and I don't want to keep
> stressing him out by force feeding it down his
> throat... Do you think he's in pain by the way I
> described his actions? My poor little guy is not
> himself anymore.
> Heather & Felix
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> Hi all... When Felix was diagnosed with severe HCM, and all the other stuff, the vet also noted that he has weak femoral pulses to his legs. Well, I have noticed that he seems to "favor" his left hind leg, but today it seems to really be bothering him... He is laying down a lot, and sitting funny. His spirits are good, and have been great the last couple of weeks.. but I am concerned about his leg, and wonder if he's in pain.Does this sound like a blood clot is developing?
Heather and Fee Fee
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