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    how can I encourage my semi-feral TNR cat to be calm inside my home?

    A few months ago I TNRd a handsome feral panther boy whose sister (already spayed) I started feeding in March 2020. Their affection for me is ever-progressing, but now mister panther actually peeps into and even enters our house! He's been inside twice before, actually. First the TNR, and then I...
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    How do you avoid medication anxiety/stress?

    The good news: I was able to not only orally medicate but also give plenty of subcutaneous fluids to my foster cat without *any* sedatives this morning. It's a ding-dang miracle. Or, it was a combination of her being in her cat bed plus me giving her a heated massage right before that kept her...
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    How do you avoid medication anxiety/stress?

    I know that would have worked with my old girl, but this cat doesn't seem to know what to do with a spoon :lol:
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    How do you avoid medication anxiety/stress?

    We're going in on Monday for a recheck and her vet said I'm welcome to take her in for a small fee to get help with fluid administration. She's drinking very well so I can say she's not badly dehydrated. Whether her kidneys are allowing proper absorption or not I can't say. But she looks good...
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    How do you avoid medication anxiety/stress?

    Okay thanks. She's absolutely stressed right now. It's only been a few days and she's completely avoiding me tonight after another attempt at smudging something on her lips (I'm pretty sure she spittled it out, judging by the lengthy glop of saliva dripping from her mouth, which was ironically...
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    How do you avoid medication anxiety/stress?

    This is good to know. I don't know if she has years left, but with a better diet, who knows. Letting her go may be the best advice. I need to work on that. I'm gonna have to prep med stashes... lol Thankfully I got the affection part down. Goes along with waiting until she swallows. She hasn't...
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    How do you avoid medication anxiety/stress?

    So I'm pretty sure this old lady (she's 17!) ate cheap canned food all her life. She really, really loves Fancy Feast and the like. I have cheap cans for our feral cats, so because miss thang wouldn't eat her special diet food today, in which I had the laxative and anti-nausea powders, I added...
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    How do you avoid medication anxiety/stress?

    Yep thankfully the Cerenia and Miralax are easy to mix in and she DOES eat those (usually) when in soft food... when she wants to eat her soft food. Today I was able to get those in her but I had to mix in a bit of non-special-diet canned food that we give to our feral cats. She's the pickiest...
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    How do you avoid medication anxiety/stress?

    Thank you so much for those links. I decided to actually give her the night off from medications tonight bc of how stressed she seems. I love the idea of making a paste and sliming it on their lips... Holding her is just so traumatic now that she has her strength back. The pills she needs are a...
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    How do you avoid medication anxiety/stress?

    Thanks! I had thought of changing location of where the pilling happens. I wish I could play music for her. She's deaf.
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    How do you avoid medication anxiety/stress?

    Oh my, I didn't think of this. There indeed may be a way to combine them... I'd started to combine the powder meds with the liquid and just give her one oral application which works but she hates it. But there's one that HAS to remain in its pill capsule... perhaps all of it can be put into a...
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    How do you avoid medication anxiety/stress?

    My elderly foster cat needs daily meds. I think it's starting to really stress her out despite my best efforts. (It *must* be given as a pill and treats will NOT work with her) :( I know one piece of advice was to try to work it into your routine, but we don't really have a routine yet as she...
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    elderly cat won't eat after enema

    She's back from the hospital (did not stay overnight). She's SO MUCH BETTER. They did another enema cuz apparently the one wasn't enough. She ate a bit overnight, drank plenty of water, and is soundly sleeping now after taking (with protest lol) her morning meds. She has stage 3 (out of 4)...
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    elderly cat won't eat after enema

    Yeah sorry i meant to update. The good news: 2 days after the enema she started to eat, would only accept Fancy Feast. and a little while after that, she started drinking normally. and a lot. and she was... somewhat better socially, still lethargic and loopy. But yesterday, I had a scare. She...
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    elderly cat won't eat after enema

    Thanks. I texted them all that info. I'm kind of peeved at the lack of after care instructions I was given. What to expect and when. How long to wait before worrying. I'm giving them the day but will call tomorrow.
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