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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-21-10 11:27 PM
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2. I wrapped him in a towel and instead of dropping a butter-coated pill down his throat I dropped
chunks of wet food from an 1/8th tsp. He was not pleased, to say the least, but I think I may have gotten a tbsp or so into him. Hard to tell given how much is on me, the table, and the floor.

I am hoping to get him to the vet tomorrow. Pray I get a ride, a cat carrier, and everything else lined up. :hug:
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  -I just tried to force-feed my ailing old cat. It didn't go very well. GreenPartyVoter  Nov-21-10 11:19 PM   #0 
  - Try offering it baby food - beef or chicken  csziggy   Nov-21-10 11:22 PM   #1 
  - I wrapped him in a towel and instead of dropping a butter-coated pill down his throat I dropped  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-21-10 11:27 PM   #2 
     - I'd worry about getting it down the wrong way, like someone else warned  csziggy   Nov-22-10 03:39 PM   #28 
  - I'm so sorry to hear it.  Quantess   Nov-21-10 11:29 PM   #3 
  - Shoot. I hadn't thought of that! :^( I'll try the baby food idea instead.  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-21-10 11:38 PM   #4 
     - I used to be a speech pathologist, and I worked with swallowing issues  Quantess   Nov-21-10 11:53 PM   #7 
        - Thank you! I will remember that if we try it again, but I am hoping we don't have to.  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-22-10 12:04 AM   #9 
           - Best of luck to your cat! Keep us posted!  Quantess   Nov-22-10 12:08 AM   #11 
  - When I have force fed, I have used a syringe with no needle and  Lisa0825   Nov-21-10 11:45 PM   #5 
  - Hopefully the vet will have an answer for us. If it's just the teeth, we have brought him  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-21-10 11:51 PM   #6 
  - If it is diabetes, and he needs insulin, don't let it get you down...  Lisa0825   Nov-21-10 11:56 PM   #8 
  - Thank you. I just wish I could wave a wand and make him all better, my poor old kitten. :^(  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-22-10 12:05 AM   #10 
     - I know, I know.... I have felt the same before....  Lisa0825   Nov-22-10 12:11 AM   #12 
        - The hugs are much appreciated. I am guilt-ridden over letting him get this bad off. :^( But like  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-22-10 12:14 AM   #13 
           - People do the same things to ourselves... wait to see a doc....  Lisa0825   Nov-22-10 12:17 AM   #14 
              - I hope so too. Will let you know. :^)  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-22-10 12:18 AM   #15 
  - I don't think 16 is all that 'young'.  muffin1   Nov-22-10 08:02 AM   #21 
  - A nice big syringe with no needle worked great for me  EFerrari   Nov-22-10 04:03 PM   #29 
  - sometimes they lose their sense of smell and...  grasswire   Nov-22-10 12:21 AM   #16 
  - Thanks! I will look into that as well.  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-22-10 12:32 AM   #17 
  - When our Morpheus was near the end and didn't want to eat, I tried some Whiskas Cat Milk  eShirl   Nov-22-10 05:36 AM   #18 
  - There is also a product called "Catsure"  GoCubsGo   Nov-22-10 09:27 AM   #25 
  - I was going to suggest the same thing  Crystal Clarity   Nov-23-10 07:26 AM   #35 
  - Over the years, I've found that my animals stop eating when it's their time to go.  hedgehog   Nov-22-10 07:40 AM   #19 
  - People do that too.  Lasher   Nov-22-10 10:43 PM   #33 
  - I kinda go along with the syringe  kimi   Nov-22-10 07:50 AM   #20 
  - ...  OneGrassRoot   Nov-22-10 08:12 AM   #22 
  - we used tuna water to begin with and made a loose "paste"  haele   Nov-22-10 08:52 AM   #23 
  - Aw, that sucks...yeah, 16 seems young...two of mine are 15, I assume India is around 16...  joeybee12   Nov-22-10 09:15 AM   #24 
  - It takes time and patience!  hamsterjill   Nov-22-10 09:35 AM   #26 
  - Tuna Juice  LynneSin   Nov-22-10 09:51 AM   #27 
  - One of my cats just adores that molasses mineral oil salve you feed your cat to help  applegrove   Nov-22-10 09:09 PM   #30 
  - Is your cat sufficiently hydrated?  Bonobo   Nov-22-10 09:20 PM   #31 
  - I'm sorry to hear about your kitty. My suggestion would be to place a bit of  snagglepuss   Nov-22-10 10:36 PM   #32 
  - I remember my mom doing this to make the cats eat their meds  TorchTheWitch   Nov-23-10 08:49 PM   #37 
  - You can also try KMR.  Chellee   Nov-23-10 12:19 AM   #34 
  - When my dog hadn't eaten for days, we syringe fed him chicken broth  Nikia   Nov-23-10 04:35 PM   #36 

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