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2021-04-21 12:17:12 PM  
Good luck getting the drugs into the cat.
 
2021-04-21 12:29:04 PM  

edmo: Good luck getting the drugs into the cat.


You rub the drugs on your hand, and when the cat bites it, it gets the drugs into its system.  You'll probably need more than one hand.
 
2021-04-21 12:46:45 PM  
I have fresh scars from my 7-month-old kitten, and I'm not even trying to fight him. I raised him since he was 2 weeks old, and playtime sometimes turns much too aggressive. Training is slow work, but it's working.
 
2021-04-21 12:53:00 PM  

bayoukitty: I have fresh scars from my 7-month-old kitten, and I'm not even trying to fight him. I raised him since he was 2 weeks old, and playtime sometimes turns much too aggressive. Training is slow work, but it's working.


Always have a stuffed animal around, getting aggressive during play, put the toy in place of your hands/feet and don't pay attention until the aggression is turned toward the toy.  If necessary, get up and walk away.  They eventually get it.  I had a hand puppet that I used for one cat and he went from trying to kill it to making it his baby.  He would carry it around and cuddle it.
 
2021-04-21 12:53:44 PM  
Ferals, absolutely. Don't fight them. They will not tolerate your shiat.
Reformed ferals (I have two), be careful but they need to respect that there are some things you are going to ask them to do and they need to comply. Pilling, for example. Training and positive reinforcement absolutely work.
Roly Poly cuties with regularly trimmed nails and a good grasp of not biting the hand that scoops their poop: fight those little goofballs. Nothing like a game of "beat the human"
 
2021-04-21 12:59:37 PM  

crzybtch: bayoukitty: I have fresh scars from my 7-month-old kitten, and I'm not even trying to fight him. I raised him since he was 2 weeks old, and playtime sometimes turns much too aggressive. Training is slow work, but it's working.

Always have a stuffed animal around, getting aggressive during play, put the toy in place of your hands/feet and don't pay attention until the aggression is turned toward the toy.  If necessary, get up and walk away.  They eventually get it.  I had a hand puppet that I used for one cat and he went from trying to kill it to making it his baby.  He would carry it around and cuddle it.


Definitely have that. It does work. I also started using a clicker that I used in training my dog when I catch him doing stuff I don't want, like jumping onto shelves. Then I'll redirect him. Thank goodness I'm still working at home. 😄
 
2021-04-21 1:05:24 PM  

edmo: Good luck getting the drugs into the cat.


Someone posted this the other night. It belongs here too.

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2021-04-21 1:25:07 PM  
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2021-04-21 3:02:50 PM  

edmo: Good luck getting the drugs into the cat.


I have 5 cats - all of them needs meds of some sort.

3 of them I use a pill-shooter on, one I dose by hand & one is diabetic, so injections twice daily. It's not that big a deal.
 
2021-04-21 3:22:48 PM  

casey17: edmo: Good luck getting the drugs into the cat.

I have 5 cats - all of them needs meds of some sort.

3 of them I use a pill-shooter on, one I dose by hand & one is diabetic, so injections twice daily. It's not that big a deal.


I know. I'm trying to be funny and failing as usual.

We've been pilling foster cats for months now and we had a diabetic kitty for seven or eight years. They're pretty good patients once everyone gets in the routine.
 
2021-04-21 3:47:07 PM  

edmo: casey17: edmo: Good luck getting the drugs into the cat.

I have 5 cats - all of them needs meds of some sort.

3 of them I use a pill-shooter on, one I dose by hand & one is diabetic, so injections twice daily. It's not that big a deal.

I know. I'm trying to be funny and failing as usual.

We've been pilling foster cats for months now and we had a diabetic kitty for seven or eight years. They're pretty good patients once everyone gets in the routine.



Eh, it's all good. I just wish I didn't have to pill the one cat by hand - she's bitey. And I can do it faster with my hand than the pill wand.
 
2021-04-21 4:42:08 PM  
Who said the drugs were for the cat?
 
2021-04-21 6:01:03 PM  
I ams katt. Gives me a weekendz supply of ketamine inhalerz, plz and tanks you.
 
2021-04-22 2:31:28 AM  

bayoukitty: crzybtch: bayoukitty: I have fresh scars from my 7-month-old kitten, and I'm not even trying to fight him. I raised him since he was 2 weeks old, and playtime sometimes turns much too aggressive. Training is slow work, but it's working.

Always have a stuffed animal around, getting aggressive during play, put the toy in place of your hands/feet and don't pay attention until the aggression is turned toward the toy.  If necessary, get up and walk away.  They eventually get it.  I had a hand puppet that I used for one cat and he went from trying to kill it to making it his baby.  He would carry it around and cuddle it.

Definitely have that. It does work. I also started using a clicker that I used in training my dog when I catch him doing stuff I don't want, like jumping onto shelves. Then I'll redirect him. Thank goodness I'm still working at home. 😄


How old was the cat you trained with a clicker? I bought a clicker years ago, but never got into using it. My cats are 4, 5, and 6.
 
2021-04-22 2:39:22 AM  

Manic Depressive Mouse: bayoukitty: crzybtch: bayoukitty: I have fresh scars from my 7-month-old kitten, and I'm not even trying to fight him. I raised him since he was 2 weeks old, and playtime sometimes turns much too aggressive. Training is slow work, but it's working.

Always have a stuffed animal around, getting aggressive during play, put the toy in place of your hands/feet and don't pay attention until the aggression is turned toward the toy.  If necessary, get up and walk away.  They eventually get it.  I had a hand puppet that I used for one cat and he went from trying to kill it to making it his baby.  He would carry it around and cuddle it.

Definitely have that. It does work. I also started using a clicker that I used in training my dog when I catch him doing stuff I don't want, like jumping onto shelves. Then I'll redirect him. Thank goodness I'm still working at home. 😄

How old was the cat you trained with a clicker? I bought a clicker years ago, but never got into using it. My cats are 4, 5, and 6.


It's the kitten. I started him on it around 5 months.
 
2021-04-22 2:43:21 AM  

bayoukitty: Manic Depressive Mouse: bayoukitty: crzybtch: bayoukitty: I have fresh scars from my 7-month-old kitten, and I'm not even trying to fight him. I raised him since he was 2 weeks old, and playtime sometimes turns much too aggressive. Training is slow work, but it's working.

Always have a stuffed animal around, getting aggressive during play, put the toy in place of your hands/feet and don't pay attention until the aggression is turned toward the toy.  If necessary, get up and walk away.  They eventually get it.  I had a hand puppet that I used for one cat and he went from trying to kill it to making it his baby.  He would carry it around and cuddle it.

Definitely have that. It does work. I also started using a clicker that I used in training my dog when I catch him doing stuff I don't want, like jumping onto shelves. Then I'll redirect him. Thank goodness I'm still working at home. 😄

How old was the cat you trained with a clicker? I bought a clicker years ago, but never got into using it. My cats are 4, 5, and 6.

It's the kitten. I started him on it around 5 months.


Thanks! I hope it goes well for you. :)
 
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