Re: [FH] Re: diltazem mixed in food
- Sometimes mixing meds in their food seems to be the way to go. I've been
doing it with Pepper since she was diagnosed almost a year ago. It's only
once in a great while that she gives me a hard time about eating, but I
think it's her pickiness with food rather than the lasix. I simply mix a
treat or two into her food and she eats it right down.
She gets her other meds via syringe and I wanted to keep it to a minimum.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lisa Clarizia" <lclarizia@...>
To: "Amy K. Farrell" <akf@...>
Cc: "lovesmainecoons" <lovesmainecoons@...>;
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 9:50 PM
Subject: Re: [FH] Re: diltazem mixed in food
> Rosemary makes a valid point about why not to add meds to food, and Amy's
> right about being careful what you crush.
> As for adding stuff to food ... some cats are just easier to pill than
> others. If the cat will take it in food, and you're reasonably certain the
> cat it's intended for will clean his dish, I say go for it although you
> should always check with a vet/pharmacist to make sure there's no loss of
> efficacy in giving it this way.
> I crush all Baby Boy's meds (having checked with his pharmacist), suspend
> them in his supplement mix (also cleared with pharmacist) and syringe it
> It is the least stressful and most reliable way of getting meds into that
> particular cat. His brother, Thundercat, on the other hand is a dream to
> pill. I can literally walk up to him, open his mouth, put a pill on his
> tongue and he'll swallow it with no fuss.