Saturday, September 19, 2009

How to medicate a cat. Or not

It's been a rollercoaster week with Jeffrey. But finally we have found a food that he will eat and treats that he loves. Had all sorts of dramas giving him his meds, some of which resulted in total failure, others which were moderately successful, and some that were in between. At the moment we are trying to get him to take it in food as he kept vomiting if we forced capsules down his neck. Other options might be getting a pharmacy to compound it into a fishy paste, putting it in butter and spreading it on his fur so he'll lick it off, putting it in tuna water and syringing it down his throat... We need to find the most effective and least stressful. We're about 20% of the way there at the moment. The good news is he's putting on weight, is eating without the anti nausea and appetite stimulant meds, and is up and about, so obviously feels better. He's been getting reacquainted with the other cats (pictured here with Finlay) and enjoying the view. Mini Me, Spencer, Finlay, Curtis meanwhile are just chillin'. Loulou is still lying on the suitcase in the cupboard. Hope she doesn't want to go back to Dubai.

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