Thursday, April 03, 2008

Minor injury

So Curt and I have kinda come up with a system for giving Joey his medicine. Curt picks Joey up and holds him tight and I smear the "good tasting" medicine on Joey's mouth and then he is forced to lick it.
Last night we decided to try a 2-for-1 deal. So one finger I smeared the oral medicine on to smear on his lip and another finger I readied the eye ointment. All went well--just the usual slight struggle that he gives us. Curt was even telling Joey that he was a good boy as he was setting him down.
Then somehow (I didn't actually witness it) Joey stabbed Curt in the lip.


Blogger Stephanie said...

We use our vet's "taco method" for giving our kitties medicine: Jim picks up the cat with a towel, and then wraps her up tight, likea straight jacket, so her paws are inside & can't move. Keeps the struggling to a minimum, and there are no stabbed lips!

Thursday, April 03, 2008 11:58:00 AM  
Blogger Ann said...

I guess we will have to try the "taco method" next time. Thanks for the tip.

Thursday, April 03, 2008 12:35:00 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

I second the "taco" method. That's how we gave medicine to our cats growing up. Make sure to use a sturdy towel though -- our cats' claws sometimes snuck through our crappy 1970s towels.

Thursday, April 03, 2008 1:06:00 PM  
Anonymous jodie said...

Wha? Stabbed like how?

Sunday, April 06, 2008 1:46:00 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Joey just hooked his nail into Curt's lip.

Monday, April 07, 2008 5:38:00 PM  

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