KATIE: I feel Friday-frisky-fine! It's almost Caturday... International Cat Day no less. And nothing's going to get this kitty down!
KATIE: What do you mean the treats are gone?
WAFFLES: I mean the treats are gone.
KATIE: Gone how?
WAFFLES: Gone gone.
KATIE: Gone, you broke into the treat cabinet again gone?
WAFFLES: I didn't break the treat cabinet. I just opened it.
Thank you SO much for your concern and well wishes for Katie yesterday. She's doing just fine and is already back to her footloose and fancy free self. We'll be giving her a small dose of a steroid for just a few days to safeguard against any inflammation in her digestive track... something that is very common in cats with Inflammatory Bowel Disease - IBD.
The steroid Katie takes occasionally is called Prednisolone. In the form of a pill, it's very bitter. So to make it more palatable, our vet compounds it for us. That means she turns it into a liquid and flavors it. Katie's flavor is bacon.
It's fairly easy for Glogirly to administer. She holds Katie in her arms and uses a small plastic syringe to squirt the medication into her mouth. Even if a little spills, Katie still gets a good amount of it.
We're pretty excited though to try out something new our vet has looked into for us. The next time Katie has a flare up, our clinic is going to have the Prednisolone compounded into a soft chew chicken-flavored treat. We think that's a brilliant idea. ...of course it will only be successful if Katie likes the taste. But talk about easy! Katie doesn't like to be picked up and isn't exactly crazy about a syringe of liquid squirted into her mouth.
If you find yourself struggling when it comes to giving your cat medication, check with your vet about compounding. As we understand it not all meds can be compounded, but many can! It's made a huge difference for us and it might be something that will help you and your cat.
NOTE: We have an awesome vet, but we are NOT vets ourselves. Please seek out your own veterinarian whenever you have questions or need medical advice. Compounding is not something you should do on your own. Please leave that for the qualified medical pros!
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