Help me help my mean cat!
March 13, 2008 4:01 PM Subscribe
What is the best way to deal with a "mean cat" as far as vet visits and administering medication?
posted by unknowncommand to Pets & Animals (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My cat is absolutely insane about physical contact outside of her control. In the past, I have told the vets this, but they are hesitant to sedate her, and say, "Oh well, let's just see how it goes." It ends up being an absolute nightmare. She goes "fight or flight," and in the past she shredded a vet tech's arms.
Does anyone have experience with sedating cats before vet visits? Is there a health reason to avoid this? Of course there is also the issue of it being impossible for me to administer any sort of sedating agent (pills, liquids), even if she is scruffed and even if more than one person is involved. Which brings up the question of how pet owners give medication to their "difficult" pets. Any experiences with this?