Those of you who have been with us a while, know that Oliver has allergies. This fall we discovered his liver is failing (hopefully very slowly) so we’re trying not to give him Prednisone anymore.
Benadryl, the alternative, is just icky. The betrayal, the hurt, wasn’t a long term option.
Dr. Tiffany from Cottonwood had one last suggestion: fish oil. It’s an anti inflammatory. And worth a shot.
The day it arrived, I pumped out a bit for both cats. And… It was delicious! They loved it! Hoorah!
But, because this made me happy, it couldn’t last. Oliver was not in love with breakfast fish oil.
Neither of them really wanted it that night until I tossed some treats in it.
The next morning, Oliver ate around the fish oil and left all the food that was touching it. He went and talked Obi into saving his HIS breakfast, from under the office door.
That night no one would eat the fish oil, even with treats.
So now what? Well, in the morning, Oliver will eventually lick the plate clean. Once all other food options are exhausted. So no worries there. Plus, we’ve decided to stop separating the cats for breakfast – Obi is more worried about missing something while he’s locked away than eating.
In the evening, we have baby food! I received several tips for medicating a cat on this blog and decided to combine two – I got some chicken baby food to surround the benadryl and froze it into pellets.
I mixed the rest with fish oil and used that to get the medicine down.
Did the pills work, you ask? I don’t know. Because the fish oil IS working. Like a miracle. All the sores on his sweet grey face after healed up.
No betrayal. No hurt.
Just a Boy shaking his head and muttering something about spoiled cats as I sit on the floor and spoon feed my cats.