Panda may be freaked out now but he will get over it in a couple days. As for the flea treatment.....yeah that's going to be a problem. My only advice would be wrap him in a blanket or towel if you can and just have his head and the back of his neck exposed and squeeze it on as fast as you can. You may want to wear one of your gloves on the hand you'll be holding him with but you'll probably want your other hand free to be able to squeeze the medication out, most people can't manage things like that very well if they're wearing gloves.Today
Well not all of it was horrible...I did get alot done but it wasnt fun.
Before I begin:
-- Sandy is spayed - and flea treated - no E-Collar.
-- Panda got his booster shots but they gave the flea treatment to me to administer and that... did... not... work... at... all. He put up a fight - I wasted the flea treatment and he's hiding in the kennel with Sandy. The vet gave me another one for free but I need a better way to apply it.
-- Ginger, Marshmallow, Rabbit, and Baxter all got their vaccinations and flea treaments, but Rabbit is now vomiting uncontrollably. He didn't eat anything before we left either and won't eat right now.
-- Of all the cats that behaved, it was a tie between Baxter (who acted pretty much like he was at home) - and Sandy (who didn't put up any fight according to the vet)
-- Total Vet visit, aprox $450.
I'm on hold as I type with the vet to see if anything can be done about Rabbit's vommitting.
So basically, this morning I decided since all my cats were going to be gone, I would fleabomb the house at 5am to give it enough time to clear for the contractor to come (10am). So, I put the Kennel out, luckily Sandy and Panda went in on their own accord and I didnt have to fight with them to do that. Loaded them up in the car and the resident cats in a seperate Kennel then drove to the vet and waited till they opened. They were slammed because it is a discount animal clinic, first filling up with a ton of dogs and I started getting second thoughts but I decided to go with it anyway. I went inside when it was time and they told me because Sandy and Panda were ferals they needed them in seperate cages. I went to PetsMart and bought a separate cage for Panda, and also some double leathered gloves from Home Depot. I took Panda and Sandy into a PetsMart bathroom and with the aid of gloves, scooted a fighting Panda cat into his new Kennel. Reloaded them into my car and drove them back to the Vet.
At the time, they could only see Sandy (for the Spay apointment) and the rest would be serviced in queue so they told me they would text me about 30 minutes before they would be ready. Since it was going to be a few hours, I had other errands to run. It's 100*F here in Texas so I always had to leave the car and A/C running at max and leave it unattended as least as possible. I have the ability to leave the engine on but disable it from being stolen and even lock the doors without locking myself out.
After about 2.5 Hours of running arrends they called me and told me they were ready, so I brought them in. They weren't sure if they were going to be able to do anything for Panda so they saved him for last. Marshmallow put up a fight. Ginger tried to get away. Baxter plainly made friends with everyone even during the operation and ended up playing and hugging on me right after getting his shots.. and Rabbit was apprehensive. Panda...was scooped up in a blanket and only the parts they needed were exposed...he didn't fight too much. Then they gave me all the flea treatments to take home. Sandy got hers (thankfully) during her spay operation...but they needed more time with her so I took the resident cats + Panda home to get them out of the heat and back in a familiar environment.
I had enough time to apply the flea treatments to all the resident cats who were fairly apprehensive except for Baxter who practically welcomed it. Then....it was time for Panda... I was thinking, yea sure I'll just dip it on him while he's in the Kennel...only I came in the room to find a very aware and a very adverse Panda at the door of his Kennel looking right at me just waiting on me to try something. In short after trying again and again, getting swatted at, bit, and even trying to go around the room after him - didn't happen...ended up dropping it on the floor wasting it...plus Im pretty sure I wrecked his trust in me.
I went to pick up Sandy, they told me they didnt put the E-Collar on her because she's a Feral and it would make for a nightmare...I was glad for this... so she looks completely out of it and is currently in the back of her Kennel, with Panda infront of her sleeping there protecting her.
any idea as to how I can administer this flea treatment?