Sunday, May 2, 2010

How To Give Your Pet A Pill

Greetings, furriends.  Today, we iz lettin' Mom publish a funny piece she wrote.  This originally appeared on her guest-bloggie spot offur at www.PetTalez.com . Da lady who runs dat site said it wuz ok if mom put it on herz own bloggie, too.  Enjoy "How To Pill Your Pet" :


Dogs:

1) Hide the pill in some canned food, a piece of cheese, glob of margarine, or any other kind of food.

2) Offer it to the dog, (who is prancing about in eager anticipation), and watch as he swallows it whole and wants more. You are done.

3) Repeat for all remaining doses.

 Cats:

1) Hide the pill in a piece of cheese, soft treat, or anything else the cat likes. Watch as he thoughtfully chews it and swallows.

2) At the next dose, watch the cat now refuse to eat his former favorite treat. Add the pill to a different food. Watch as the cat sniffs the food, and tries to bury it.

3) Attempt to place the pill directly into the cat's mouth.

4) Discard soggy pill. Fetch bandages for your fingers. Call your doctor to see if your tetanus shot is current.

5) Get fresh pill. Get a towel, and try to wrap the cat to hold it still. Remove pill from your ear, and fetch bandages for your arms.

6) Ask for assistance. Have helper get cat down from on top of china cabinet. Both of you wrap cat in towel to immobilize him. Retrieve pill from folds of towel. Call your insurance to see if your friend is covered for multiple scratches.

7) Sneak up on the cat from behind, blocking his rearward escape with your feet. Reach over his head, covering his eyes, and pry open his mouth. Get bandages for the fingers of your other hand.

8) Spend half an hour looking for the cat. Use push-broom to shove him out from under the exact center of your bed. Repeat a dozen times, as the cat runs to the opposite side and scoots to the same hiding place. He loves this new game!

9) Decide to wait until the cat is asleep to sneak up and deliver the pill on the sly. Wake up from your own nap to find the cat wide awake and staring at you with an evil eye.

10) Crush the pill and add it to the cat's water.

11) Take cat to vet for dehydration after he's refused to drink the contaminated water. While there, tell the vet to just give the cat an injection of the medicine.

12) Go home and pour yourself a good stiff drink.


6 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Very funny, but so true!!...Mommy won't even try to pill Halle; that girl is small, but a real fighter!(maybe the drink could be #1!!)...Hope you guys have a fun week...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

The Island Cats said...

Haha! We don't make it easy for our mom to pill us! Even those silly pill pockets don't fool us...well, 'cept Zoey...she'll eat anything!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Hee hee!! Sounds like us!! We eat AROUND the pill!!

The Creek Cats said...

MOL! Mom received an email similar to this last week. She laughed and laughed!!

meowmeowmans said...

MOL. That is so true! Woofies will eat ANYTHING...

Baby Patches said...

MOL hahaha dat is so true, dogs are so easy aren't dey but us kitties knows better for sure!

Momma says dere are some actual tricks dat do helps wif pills and kitties, she unfortunately had to learn these wif her Patches cat.

Purrrrrrrrrrrs