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Trying to give my wriggling cat her medicine was always a challenge until I tried wrapping her in a towel and holding her head. Then I pour the medicine slowly into the side of her mouth using a dropper and rub her throat slowly to encourage swallowing. This is the best method I’ve come across.
Liz O’Neill, Manchester, UK
BLENDER TO THE RESCUE
Just like their owners, cats don’t feel much like eating when they have flu. When mine have cat flu I mix their food in a blender which makes it easy for them to lick instead of having to chew. Also I sometimes add warm water or broth to their food to make it more runny and more appealing when they are ill.
A. Watson, Kansas, US
GIVE THOSE FUR BALLS A GOOD PASTING!
My cat Trixie has been a lot less troubled by fur balls since I started giving her cod liver oil paste. You can buy it in a tube from your pet store. I squeeze about an inch on to her paw and she licks it off. The paste lubricates the fur ball and help it get through her intestines more easiily.
S. Jackson, Colorado, US
UNDERCOVER TRICK TO GET MY CAT IN HIS CARRIER
Getting my cat into his carrier for a visit to the vet was always a real ordeal. But the latest ploy I use works every time. I put the carrier near his favourite spot in the house. Then I hide the carrier under a blanket with the door open. Then I hold my cat with his back to the carrier and slowly slide him back into it.
Rick Clayton, Sydney, Australia
MAKE IT QUICK TO REMOVE THAT TICK!
I use a pair of tweezers to remove ticks from my cat Lucy. But it’s important to get as close to the skin as you can and use a quick upward jerking motion, instead of slowly trying to pull the tick out. This usually prevents the tick’s head separating from the body on removal
Mrs P. Wilkinson, Ottawa, Canada