Saturday, June 3, 2017

Cashmere VS the Vet

Sweet darling loving FRIENDLY Cashmere had to go to the vet this week.. She wanted to explore the exam room. Until... the vet showed up! Oh the indignities! My girl hissed!

Neither she nor Glitter ever hiss! (Leo hisses when there is a substitute mail carrier) Shocking event for the vet I'm sure.. Probably shook in his boots.

Poor girl has a UTI and had to have a shot. She also has pills. The vet said, "I'll give her todays." And popped it into her mouth. Whoosh, pill down the gullet!

Yay, we thought, this means she'll be easy to pill for the rest of the ten days, right? Right. ...Now hold on, don't get ahead of me and start laughing yet! Wait for it..

Cut to the next night when she's due for her pill. Oops, we fed them their snack before we remembered she needed to be pilled. Well, the vet assistant gave us a syringe to squirt water down after the pill, so maybe she wont need the snack to get rid of the icky pill taste.

Greg gathers up an unsuspecting Cashmere, who decides it must be extra special cuddle time with daddy and starts purring away! Not that she's crazy about being picked up, but it was daddy after all, her most favorite person in the world! What's this? He brings her to the mommy, the not-that-close-second-favorite-person! This usually means nail clips, oh no! Cue struggles!

Claw clipping will come soon enough, poor girl, probably this week, but no, we were only after getting a pill into her. Nice tiny oblong pills. No biggie, right? I said no getting ahead of me!

It took a few tries, but I got her jaw open and popped that pill in, just like the vet had, closed her mouth, waited for a swallow, let go... nothing in her mouth! Perfect! Little squirt of water to follow and we're done!

Greg keeps hold of her to give her some "good girl" scritches and... what's this? There's a wet soggy pill embedded in her extremely fluffy bib!

How did she even get that out of her mouth?? I didn't see a thing! And I was watching!!!

Have you ever tried getting a wet soggy pill out of fluffy long fur without breaking it up because you have to reinsert it into the cat? Not fun, is it? Sigh.

Take two: Blap, saw her do this quick tongue move that slid it out of the back side of her jaws just before I closed her mouth! Little brat!

Take three: Faster this time, pretty sure it's in! Hold.. hold... hold.... ok water to follow, look around.... no pill! Has to have gone down! Whew!

A few "good enough girl" scritches and Greg lets her go. Zoom, she's off like a shot!

Then Greg says, "Hey, what's that?" There's a pill in the folds of my blouse... Oh no! But it wasn't wet or soggy.. hold on here.... Check the bottle, do a pill count. Doggone it, musta dropped one when I was getting one out! Sheesh...

Day one down, 8 to go... Will any of us survive? I have my doubts! (You can laugh now, I'm done!)

Cashmere: Thank goodness that's over!

Keep thinking that, pretty girl!

Hmm, probably should have titled this one, Cashmere VS the Pills!


Unknown said...

Talk to Pam about giving pills she's good at it

Lone Star Cats said...

Taking pills - it's no fun!

Summer said...

Have fun! MOL

Brian said...

I rhink you've got the hang of it now MOL!

The Island Cats said...

Poor Cashmere! Did you try pill pockets? They're like treats that you can put the pill in and cats usually eat them right up. :)

Katie Isabella said...

Admiral loved pill pockets but Katie will have none of them. I tried all three flavors. However Island Cats is right. Most love them. But follow directions about NOT getting the pill smell on the pockets. They tell you how to do it.

Basil and The B Team ~ BionicBasil ® said...

Oh no, pill administration is horrid, hope all goes well!

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co XOX

Noodle Cat said...

We don't like pills either.
Have a super Sunday...

Noodle and crew

pilch92 said...

Good luck with the pills. I hope Cashmere feels better soon.

The Indulged Furries said...

Have you tried coating the pill with a little butter. Makes it a slippery little thing but it tends to go down pretty easily.

Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

My Twee, the sweetest cat you have ever met, swears like a sailor at the vet.. it embarrasses me. This is the trick I use to pill a kitty

Eastside Cats said...

Ooh! Poor Cashmere has a UTI! Be a good kitty, Cashmere and take your meds to feel better.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

TBT tries ta get anny meds in liquid. But last time I hadda take pills, he crushed it into a little cream cheese. I liked it all clean right off the spoon... ~ IZA

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

We don't like pills either. Mom has to be really sneaky and fast and of course, we have to be sneakier and faster!!

Anastasia, Chopin, Bridgie and Angel Tinker