- Dec 11, 2014
One of my cats was diagnosed with kidney disease last fall and more recently prescribed Cerenia. I don't give it to her every day, mainly when she seems be vomiting more than usual, which seems to some degree to vary based on what variety of food she's had. For a while I was able to successfully sneak it to her by crushing the very tiny amount of the dose and mixing it in a serving on Inaba Churu puree. She lapped it up as usual, since she's always loved this treat.. However, the last few times I did this she didn't eat all of it, leaving it for another cat who doesn't have kidney disease and apparently isn't averse to the bad taste or smell that Cerenia is supposed to have. I know there are other treats/strategies to use to give a cat a pill (pill pockets, cheese, etc.), but what's safe for a cat with kidney disease who is on a special diet? If she's on this pill indefinitely, and if I have to start giving it to her more often, it would seem important to use a treat that's OK given her medical condition. I may have to go the "pill popper" route if I can't get her to consume the crushed pill or whole tiny tablet concealed in food, but I'd like to leave that as a last resort.