eye drops semi feral

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sooty
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eye drops semi feral

Post by sooty » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:03 pm

Hi sorry for short text am on my phone. Would love advice on giving my cat drops for eye infection. I need to know best way to get my cat into a position and keep him in position for giving eye drops. He is very strong, wriggly and suspicious. I may need to wrap him in blanket etc
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Re: eye drops semi feral

Post by MooBag » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:41 pm

Hi Sooty,
Had a similar thing a few years ago with semi-feral/nervous cat, where we had to give ear drops.
The best way we found was to put him up on a table and sort of 'flatten' him (gently but firmly) down onto his tummy. Then one of us would hold him flat, while the other administered the drops. Having him on the table rather than a lap meant we didn't get clawed to bits. If you're doing it on your own, or if he's particularly wriggly, then wrapping him a towel as well is a good idea.
Good luck!

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Re: eye drops semi feral

Post by sooty » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:24 pm

Hi thanks

we got him this morning by grabbing him with a big blanket. He has never been on a lap - he would find it weird. Thanks we might try the gently flattening idea.

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