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  • nala nala
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    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 31, 2006
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      meant to post this to all . . . sorry

      >
      > Dear Kim,
      >
      > I don't know how you are pilling Q-tip, there is an
      > excellent clip from Cornell that I posted
      > previously:
      >
      > http://www.felinevideos.vet.cornell.edu/
      >
      > I was not pilling my Cozette in quite this way (I
      > don't wrap her in a towel like they do at Cornell -
      > and still don't, but I wasn't placing the pill in
      > her
      > mouth the way they show). I have found that when I
      > pill in the way that they show - by placing the pill
      > way back in the throat - the pill usually just goes
      > right down. No chewing! Before I started the new
      > method of pilling, she would often chew and small
      > bits
      > of pills would be spit out later ( I would find pill
      > pieces stuck to the carpet).
      >
      > I also wrap the pills in a bit of a soft treat so
      > that
      > the ragged edges don't scratch her as they go down.
      > I
      > use just enough to wrap the pills to keep the whole
      > package as small as possible.
      >
      > I am also facing the problem of Cozette deciding she
      > doesn't want to be pilled anymore. She used to
      > follow
      > me to get her morning pill. Now she runs under the
      > bed and is too smart to be enticed with a treat or a
      > toy. So I just wait until she comes out, which she
      > usually does within 15 min or so, or if I really
      > need
      > to leave, I pull her out from under the bed. I
      > usually kneel on the floor with my legs along her
      > flanks and my ankles crossed and tucked under my
      > rear
      > so that she can't back away - then I place my
      > non-pilling hand in front of her chest, as I open
      > her
      > mouth with my pilling hand, I move the chest hand up
      > to her head to keep it pointed at the ceiling and
      > pop
      > in the pill.
      >
      > Good luck,
      >
      > Nala
      >
      >
      >
      > --- "Cannon,Kimberly"
      > <kimberly.cannon@...> wrote:
      >
      > > I found a pile of pills hidden under the couch
      > that
      > > looked like they had
      > > been spit out by the Q-tip. How can I assure that
      > > she swallows them? I
      > > look in her mouth after pilling her and give her a
      > > treat right away but I
      > > guess she can still cheek them somewhere? She is
      > > now being very very
      > > difficult about being pilled as well. She does
      > have
      > > a greyhounds energy
      > > though :). So could I think on her bad days maybe
      > > she has spit out her
      > > meds?
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been
      > > removed]
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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