Time for Chub-Chub’s Pill

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“You give him the pill!”
“No you!”
“No you!
“YOU!”
“YOU!”

70 thoughts on “Time for Chub-Chub’s Pill”

  1. Any sane person values their fingers. Sometimes it’s easier to mix the meds in water and squirt it in their mouths with a a plastic syringe top. At least you can replace the plastic. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. But that’s not as funny. Safer, but not as funny.
      It’s like those movies that you’ve solved the problem in the first five minutes, but the characters need two hours to figure out. If they were logical you wouldn’t have a film.
      (Oh and I get all medication in liquid form and use a syringe. I’m no fool.) ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. You can’t be a fool and live with 25 cats. ๐Ÿ™‚

        I’ve spit out the ending of a series installment or a movie within the first 5 minutes so many times that people tell me not to say anything. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I love this picture!! Do your cats literally meow out a “Nooooooooo!” when you force them to do something they don’t want to? I swear my Sophie says no on a regular basis as I avert her mischief!

      1. Lol! Yep, he’s one of the noisy ones!
        My two are very vocal. I have daily conversations with them–like the crazy cat-lady I am! ๐Ÿ™‚ My tuxie constantly makes warbling noises and rarely meows–my other tuxie was the same. My tabby is extremely vocal and animated–I swear she’s part human (but, perhaps all cat-ladies think that way!)

      2. Oh, my goodness!! You’re so right! Cat guys rule!! I’ll never forget the day my husband and I were at the vet and he was overheard talking to our sweet Pixie through her carrier. A very attractive woman walking by said, “There’s nothing cuter than a guy talking to his cat.” I had to totally agree with her! Hooray for cat guys!!

      1. They have a 50/50 success rate at our house. Usually halfway through their bottle of pills they figure out what I’m doing and become mistrustful of all treats for a while. Then, we’re stuck with good, old-fashioned cat wrestling to get the rest of the pills in them. I have some scars! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Back when Nettie was a ktten my girlfriend and I had to give her pills at one point. Well, that is to say, we ATTEMPTED to give her pills. She refused to swallow them. We tried crushing them up and putting them in her favorite wet food; she refused to eat her food. We tried putting her pills in those hollow Greenies pill treats that disappearingwoman mentioned; it worked ONCE, and after that Nettie figured out what was inside the treats and refused to eat them again.

    Giving her liquid medicine by squirting it into her mouth with a plastic syringe was hardly any easier. One of us would have to grab her and keep her from squirming. The other had to try to pry open her mouth for a few seconds and squirt in the medicine. Even if that worked, half the time she would spit it up about 30 seconds later.

    I’m relieved Nettie hasn’t had any health issues in the last several years. She is an impossible patient!

      1. LOL! Andy waits until after I dose him, then, while I hold him with his front paws on my shoulders, he digs in…! I have scabs of various ages on my shoulder from this treatment! Always.

  4. Many years ago I had a beautiful white cat who needed pills – (actually it’s Laura over at Library of Cats) – the only way I could get them down her was to sit on her (not really but it looked like it), pry her mouth open from behind, pop the pill in her mouth, hold her mouth closed and stroke her throat. She would hate me for about 5 minutes but then she was cool. Other cats, however, have left many scars on my hands and other body parts!! Poor Chub Chub. I hope he is fine soon and you survive!

  5. lol this picture made me laugh, really laugh ๐Ÿ™‚ Giving pills to a bad patient is never fun. Did he get his pill? One of my cats used to take it pretend to swallow it & run around the house foaming at the mouth.Thankfully he didn’t need them for long. My other cat you could sit her on the counter tilt her head & pop the pill in! ๐Ÿฑ

  6. Worse than pills – One time our cat was really sick and became dehydrated. We had to give her IV fluids. My husband refused to stick a needle in “his” cat. (He said I would be better anyway since I had been a medical assistant. I said he was chicken.) I knew the cat was getting better when she was able to move away to avoid the needle. She also did that low hiss thing, “touch me with that and I will kill you”.

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