How to give a CAT a pill.

@RobinJ (2501)
Canada
May 2, 2007 11:15pm CST
HOW TO GIVE A CAT A PILL ...This is so true and I have the scars to prove it. 1. Pick up cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if Holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of Cat's' mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in Right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close Mouth and swallow. 2. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in Left arm and repeat process. 3. Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away. 4. Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm, holding Rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of Mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of ten. 5. Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call spouse from garden. 6. Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front And rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head Firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth Drop pill down Ruler and rub cat's throat vigorously. 7. Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered Figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later. 8. Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head Just visible from below armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw, force Mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw. 9. Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans, drink 1 Beer to take taste away. Apply Band-Aid to spouse's forearm and remove Blood from carpet with cold water and soap. 10. Retrieve cat from neighbor's shed. Get another pill. Open Another beer. Place cat in cupboard, and close door on to neck, to leave Head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat With elastic band. 11. Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard door back on Hinges. Drink beer. Fetch bottle of scotch. Pour shot, drink. Apply cold Compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus shot. Apply Whiskey compress to cheek to disinfect. Toss back another shot. Throw Tee Shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom. 12. Call fire department to retrieve the damn cat from across the Road. Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid Cat. Take last pill from foil wrap. 13. Tie the little illegitimate feline's front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table, find heavy-duty pruning Gloves from shed. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of filet Steak. Be rough about it. Hold head vertically and pour 2 pints of water Down throat to wash pill down. 14. Consume remainder of scotch. Get spouse to drive you to the Emergency room, sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and Removes pill remnants from right eye. Call furniture shop on way home to Order new table. 15. Arrange for SPCA to collect mutant cat from hell and call local Pet shop to see if they have any hamsters. HOW TO GIVE A DOG A PILL ... 1. Wrap it in bacon. 2. Toss it in the air
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
3 May 07
Thanks for the laugh Robin - I was rolling around on the floor in stitches after reading this! I used to have a cat, and I went through every action as I was reading, remembering the days when I had to administer a pill to my cat! It brought back memories of my exasperation trying to do this! Give me dogs any day - I have two dogs now, and have no trouble getting a pill into them - cats are a different matter altogether. Thanks again.
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
3 May 07
Hi Abby, I know I felt the same way when I read it. When i was looking after Zack the cat I had to give him two pills every week and He was very good about taking them and I wasn't scratched just ignored for several hours but have see this with other cats that would just as soon eviscerated you than take a pill.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
3 May 07
Yep....that sounds just about right. Except for the fact that I would put on welding gloves that go up to my shoulders before even attempting to touch the cat. LOLOL
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@jwfarrimond (4475)
3 May 07
I've seen this before and it makes me laugh every time :0 Of course the sensible thing to do would be to get the vet to administer the pill. I chickened out of giving my cat a de-worming pill, (thinking of all those sharp teeth) so took her to the vets who performed the operation in a matter of seconds with no protest from the cat whatsoever. I had a huge 17 Lb tomcat who, according to my sister had "claws like scimitars" He put up a real fight when I tried to get him into the carrier to take him to the vets, but in the vets he was all meek and as soon at the vet let go of him he scurried back into the carrier! Probably worried about loosing his dangly bits - he was an intact tomcat.
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