Deep cat bites are awful, I met a woman who had a fang go through a bone in her hand, went straight to ER and spent 13 days in ICU. Ouch...
Some are easier than others but I've always had a worse time with liquids than pills. At least when they spit out a pill you can put it back in, with a liquid it's hard because you've got no idea what they swallowed or didn't.
If they're obnoxious about it, I get on my knees with my feet together and put them in the space so they can't back out or kick me, that helps quite a bit if your knees will let you do it. Clipping claws is also a good idea though if they kick you with the back feet it only helps so much. Maybe a bullet resistant vest would help :-) At any rate, it's good that you've got some help.
Fuzzy Wuzzy was a wabbit, Fuzzy Wuzzy had a dandelion habit! RIP little Wuz... don't go far.
I hope this will be the end of it for Blanca for your sake too. I prefer liquid meds but have had good success with the pill gun.
My only exception is my old Timmy, recently he had an ear infection and he had to be kept overnight and be sedated to have his ear worked on. He's only about 8.5 lbs of pure terror when someone wants to work on him.
Claws clipped = check
Held between knees without much success = check
Manages to somehow get out of my grip and claw me with those back paws where I shouldn't be clawed... double check.
I think she must be double jointed or something... she can surely move in ways she shouldn't be able to & quick! I've pilled so many cats in my time I thought I knew all the tricks, not with my black beauty.
My sweet girl has been so low maintenance all these many years she puts up a BIG fuss to all this pill poking and such. Bless her heart... it ain't easy being old and needing pills & liquid gunk shoved down her throat.
And so it goes.........but I'll do what I need to do to keep her healthy, whether she scratches or not.
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