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This journal is written by Kuma (Felis catus) and Kuma's owner Y (homo sapiens). We have moved from Japan to Australia in 2011.

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2016-06-10 04:59   Starting medication again

Y (Kuma's owner)

As I wrote about my oldest cat Moko-Nyan on my blog dated 4th of June, he had recovered from a nasal issue, I thought. However, it was not as easy as I expected. After about 24 hours he took the last tablet, but nasal mucus started coming out from his nose. Oh, no!

I asked the vet and he started medication for Moko-Nyan again.

Moko-Nyan

The first time when my husband and I gave him a tablet, we both had not a lot of experience of giving a tablet to a cat. So I bought a special tool that looks like a pair of scissors. On the tip of the scissors, there is a rubber part to hold a tablet. When we give him a tablet, we have to drop one as deep as possible into the mouth, otherwise he tries to spit the tablet out.

Tablet Pill Gun

As we have given him a tablet many times, we have got a new idea. We prepare a small amount of tin food before we give him a tablet. Just after we drop a tablet into his mouth, I hold out some tin food in front of him. Before we did not use this method, he sometimes paid attention to the tablet in his mouth and tried to spit it out. If there is food, his attention goes to the food and he swallows a tablet with food. Since we have used this method, we have never failed giving him a tablet.

I hope his nose will be better soon.

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