Re: Tricks for giving meds?
- Here are some ideas of food to hide it in if you don't go the compounding route. I've used these to varying degrees of success depending on the kitty:
Raw beef heart
Baby food (mixed in, making sure it's not a flavor with garlic or onions)
My heart kitty Boo stopped eating the pill pockets for a bit, because she too bit into the pill and didn't like it. So we switched to something else for a bit and then went back to them. We found she loves the salmon ones best, likes the liver ones for dogs okay, and dislikes the chicken one. Also it helps if we dice up the pill so she has less chance of biting into it.
Sue & Boo
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "madshaw" <bmartin@...> wrote:
> My kitty Merckx was recently diagnosed with HCM. He has had at least one heart failure resulting in Pulminary Edema. So he is now on a daily regimen of Lasix, Enalapril, and Atenolol. The drugs seem to be keeping him dry and hs breathing steady. My question to the group is about techniques for giving the meds. When I simply put the pills down his throat, he gets really stressed out and that stresses me out every morning. I found the pill pockets, and they worked great for about three days until he actually chewed one and discovered what was inside. Now he refuses those. I have also ground up the pills and mixed them with yogert with limited success. Just curios what clever tricks others have discovered.