My cat is a 5 year old female
She has always been a scaredy cat and has never let me pick her up unless when she is asleep. Even then she tries to escape.
To add more information: she was given the meds because she was pooping all over the carpet and on my bed for about a year or so. When I moved, it got worse. She also needs ear drops because of an ear infection she has had but again I can't go near her to put them in without her running away.
The vet gave her anxiety meds and she would spit the pill out. I tried putting it in her food and such and that didn't work either.
I got a compounded version that is a flavor to help mask the bitterness. I put it in a bowl without food and she attempted to lick it but as soon as I mixed it with wet food, she walked away.
She loves that wet food and if I put one out without the medicine she scarfs it down!!
It has a syringe but there is no way she will let me go near her with that or let alone swaddle her.
Any ideas on what the heck I can do?! Or what food that she might take it with?
Elmy: to answer your question, I don't think I was having her take the medication to satisfy myself but I have never thought of it that way.But I think its more because of the ear infections that she constantly has that I want to relieve that for her.