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How to give your cat a pill

25 Oct 2008 10:50AM
Thought this might appeal to anyone who has tried giving a pill to a cat.....

How to Give a Cat a Pill

How to Give a Cat a Pill (followed by How to Give a Dog a Pill)

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 in the pill. 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 away soggy pill.
4. Take new pill from foil wrapper. Cradle cat in left arm, holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force open the jaws 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, ignoring 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 vigourously.
7. Retrieve cat from curtain rail, and get another pill from foil wrapper. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines and vases from hearth, and set aside 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 cat’s mouth open with pencil, and blow down straw.
9. Check label to make sure pill is not harmful to humans. Drink one beer to take awy taste of pill. Apply Band-Aid to spouse’s forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.
10. Retrieve cat from neighbour’s shed. Get another pill. Open another beer. Place cat in cupboard and close door onto neck to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with elastic band.
11. Fetch screwdriver from garage, and replace cupboard door on hinges. Drink beer. Fetch bottle of Scotch. Pour shot and drink. Apply cold compress to cheek and check medical records for date of last tetanus shot. Apply whiskey compress to cheek to disinfect. Toss back another shot. Throw away tee-shirt and fetch another one from bedroom.
12. Call fire department to retrieve ****ing cat from tree across the road. Apologize to neighbour who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil wrapper.
13. Tie the little sod’s front paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table. Fetch heavy duty pruning gloves from shed. Push pill into mouth, followed by large piece of fillet steak. Be rough about it. Hold head vertically and pour two pints of water down throat to wash down pill.
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 in at furniture shop on the way home, to order new dining table.
15. Place “Free Mutant Cat from Hell” ad in local newspaper and ring local pet shop to see if they have any bunnies.

How to Give a Dog a Pill

1. Wrap it in bacon.
Coleslaw 16 13.4k 28 Wales
25 Oct 2008 10:52AM

Quote:How to Give a Dog a Pill

1. Wrap it in bacon.

I was going to say that... LOL
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
25 Oct 2008 11:09AM

Quote:Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.

Spit it out morelike!! Have to hold our cats mouth shut and blow in her nostrils like the Vet said!!
Scutter Plus
13 1.7k 6 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2008 11:15AM
That's brave Mike, surprised you have any eyes left or do you either wear goggles or merely advise some other poor sucker to actually do the deed!

I found wrapping the cat up in a towel so just its mouth was visible used to work!

Now given up on cats having had several pancaked on the roads.

Dogs are much easier!
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
25 Oct 2008 11:21AM
LOL!! Forgot to add Ben... My son is actually holding her - I just get to be the Big Bad Blue-Meany!!! Sad
CathyT 15 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2008 11:44AM
You could wrap it in a dead mouse...that may work.
Kris_Dutson 18 8.2k 1 England
25 Oct 2008 7:23PM

Quote:How to Give a Dog a Pill

Personally I'd wrap it in that damn cat....

macroman 18 15.3k England
25 Oct 2008 8:00PM
OP Dosn't stipulate which end! Wink

Quote:How to Give a Dog a Pill?

Wrap it in bacon.

How do you wrap a dog in bacon?

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