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EKKK de worm cat what a PAIN!

scuba0095
April 6th, 2006, 11:06 AM
Hello

Today my vet gave me few de wormer pills that he reccomend I give the stray cat anyways i guess this cat is not use to getting pills because I struggled with him to get them inside his mouth it was a hard process and i got scratched up pretty bad! He also started foaming and drooling at the mouth because the pill would go in then come back out and it would get all wet and soggy well i FINALLY GOt the pill in him and he did not spit it back out so I guess that means he swallowed it? BUt he just had so much drool hanging from his mouth looked like he was rabid lol is that normal??

Mom2Cookie
April 6th, 2006, 11:38 AM
I have had similar experiences trying to pill a cat several times - especially w/ cats that have had pills before! :eek:

I have heard a suggestions of wrapping him up in a towel so that he can't get his paws out to scratch you. Or putting peanut butter on the pill so that it will go down easier.

My cat has even pretended to swallow it so that we will put him down and then he spits it out when we aren't looking - the sneaky little boogger!

Anyway, don't get discouraged - its not you, its cats in general don't like being pilled.

Good Luck!! :fingerscr

mom_to_many
April 8th, 2006, 10:32 AM
Oh but surely a pill is much easier than trying to give liquid by syringe for 3 days!! I do one cat...and 5 disappear!! And that is only day 1... Day 2 is "uh oh" mom's got that thingy in her hand again...RUN!!! Day 3 is catch me if you can find me!!