They give me cat scratch fever, cat scratch fever
January 8, 2010 8:34 PM Subscribe
All advice for giving my cat his oral medicine has failed, and I have 19 more days of suffering. Help!
posted by spamguy to pets & animals (34 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
After a year and a half of owning my cat, I just learned he's a major potential source of cat scratch fever (insert Ted Nugent joke here). The vet prescribed me a cherry-scented goo which needs to be administered orally via plunger for 20 days.
Today was Day One. I was already profoundly late for work when I tried to give him his goo, and he added to the frustration by escaping his treatment like a magician. Nothing I tried from personal experience or Internet advice worked. The problem isn't really with the claws and torso: I can demobilise him pretty well by shoving him against the back of my couch and pressing a pillow on him. The trouble lies with his crazy neck action: no matter how tightly he might be constrained, he will always have a place to move his head to avoid the goo plunger. This might be easier with two people, but I never have anyone around when I administer the meds in the morning.
He has 19 more days left of treatment, and I'll go mad if I don't get some Ask MeFi schooling quickly!