Thursday, 21 February 2019

WHY IS RUPERT UNDER THE TABLE?


WILLOW....why are you  under the table Rupe?

RUPERT......Because she's trying to get me to eat that paste again...


It's a nightmare trying to give Rupert the hair ball paste.
I swear he smells it the minute I take the cap off.
He knows he's safe under the table because neither of us can bend down far enough to drag him out and he can evade capture.

I tried putting it in his favourite good, no good.
I tried putting it on his paw and got kitchen units with brown greasy spots where he shook his paw.
I tried some on the finger, nope..
So, it goes in straight from the tube and he eats it all up....THEN.... runs away and won't have anything to do with me for the rest of the day. lol

I hate doing it but if he gets another one stuck I've told him he will be for the chop, there's no money left in the kitty for another op so he'd better get used to it.

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  1. Some things there is just no way to hide or make them taste better. The best you can do is get it in and then maybe have a treat of some kind ready to soften the blow :) It does make a person feel like a big meanie, though, doesn't it? . . .

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  2. Have you tried doing a google search on how to get them to take the paste or keep them from getting the hair balls? that is my first thing I do for a problem. I have no idea how to treat a cat, since I have never had one. I do know sometimes we have had to just stuff it down a dogs throat which is no fun. sorry you have an on going issue and I hope someone will have a suggestion for you

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  3. ha ha on me, I did the search and found a forum and everyone on it says the only way is to pry open the mouth and stuff it down. poor Rupert and poor you

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  4. We have a daily battle with Sith cat. He has to have half a steroid which we can mix in his food. Also a blue liver suporting pill. Which we now have this tool like tweezers, pick up pill, shove towards back of mouth and release. And then sit and encourage swallowing. This can go on for some time and he still manages to spit it out.....Good luck.x

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    1. I've had that trouble with cats in the past, you sit there stroking the throat for ages and then they spit it out, not funny.
      I feel awful giving him the paste but the alternative as I said would be sleepy time. lol
      Brony
      x

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  5. I know how hard this is, we have had a fit trying to give our cats medicine. I know cats just love tuna, what about putting it inside some tuna salad?

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  6. What flavors does his paste come in? Perhaps there is another you can try...I've never had good luck with this either.

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    1. Have you ever thought of a grooming glove? These are made so that when one strokes the cat, excess hair comes off on the glove rather than going into the cat during grooming. Available via Amazon. Rupert might respond better to petting and reviews are good as long as the cat likes it.

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  7. Rupert replies in best Emma Thompson Ran Tang voice....There is Mammy in the kitchen,And I dont know what to do.She has that big tube in her hand.It makes feel quite blue.I hide under the table.And then under the chair,I tried once in the cupboard,But she found me hiding there............Willow replies in best Emma Thompson Ran Tang voice....Oh now I see why Rupert.And I do know what to do.If she manages to catch you.We will poo into her shoe.xxx.Good luck with getting it down him,lol,xxx

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  8. It's hard giving an unwilling fur baby medicine. I remember trying to get Duke to take pills. I was so frustrated and he remained unmedicated. Wish I had some clever tricks to share for making it easier but I don't

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  9. Its so difficult to get meds into the cats. We have a feral one who swans in, eats then hisses and spits and goes away again, just recently he has been very poorly and the vet gave us antibiotics, the only way was to crush it up and hope the wet food disguised it. Pretty good success rate so far. We can´t get near him to visit the vet either. xcx

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  10. We have used Vaseline in the past for the guys who don't like the taste of the commercial hairball paste. There are some online sources that say not to give it but sometimes one negative outweighs the other if you have a battle every day. Look it up in Google and see what you think. Some also recommend canned pumpkin. I've never tried it.

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    1. I read about the pumpkin Pat but I don't think we can get it here.

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  11. Oh dear, Rupert doesn’t know what’s good for him!

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  12. Oh yeah, I remember having to give my own cats this paste. I had the brown-spots-around-the-room experience too! Maybe there's another kind of paste you can try?

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  13. "No money left in the kitty"? Does one of your cats have a pouch like a kangaroo? I remember when our last cat had fleas - any sign that I was reaching for the medication and he would be off like a shot out of a gun but if he spotted the flea comb he would purr with delight and leap up on my lap to be groomed.

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  14. My Punkerpuss used to throw up hairballs all the time. I give her about a tablespoon of canned pumpkin stirred into her wet food. I've been doing it for about a year or two. She still has hairballs but only once in a while now. If you try it just make sure its not pumpkin pie filling.

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