March 7, 2009

Chef or Pharmacist

Since Monday I have had the dubious pleasure of preparing a supplement for each of the cats. Amber has had a cold (or some sort of virus versus bacterial infection) for about 2 months and since it hasn't cleared up on its own I am now given the task of dosing each girl twice a day. The big problem is that the supplement comes in huge capsules that must be cut in half twice a day to deliver the proper dose. L-Lysine is an amino acid (I think) designed to stimulate the immune system. I tasted the powder in the capsule and it's gross but not too gross. Cats have a more refined palate than I do so they would likely disagree with me. The company that makes the hard Greenies that taste and smell so good also make these pill pockets which have a little hole in them for shoving in the pill or capsule and then you squeeze it closed. Since the volume of powder is so large, I had to add another pill thingee to shut in the meds. The first 2 days were fabulous. I was so proud since they both ate the pockets with relish. Then Tayoh started to eat Amber's dose. And then I started to fail at my technique. I even tried to put the junk in a wad of peanut butter (a great success with dogs)but there was no interest there. Tonight I whipped up a version that looks like a small meatball and neither cat has any intention of even looking interested. I thought they would at least try to please me. The joys of motherhood....

3 comments:

Carmi said...

They are smarter then us....

Leslie Jane Moran said...

CATS! They're so like that aren't they!! I just looked after a dog that had to have pills twice a day and the "meatball" idea was totally 'snapped' up and wolfed down. By the look of those defiant faces, I think you've got a real fight on your hands :) They are TOO funny!

GAME ON!

nancy said...

dogs have owners,
cats have staff!!!
after an hour of trying to give my cat a pill, i crushed it up and when she wasn't looking i added it to her wet food, which she then refused to eat!
they are too funny and smart,
good luck, nancy