Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: A Little Tweak Here and There

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Hello gang, thanks for coming by for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. You know that I am always thankful to each of you for joining us! Each and every Thursday we share the things for which we are most thankful and we always enjoy reading all of the things you are thankful for too. If you are new to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, thanks for hopping in, we really do excited when new blogger pals join us!

Today, as my blog post title says, I’m thankful for a little tweak here and there. Seriously, I’m really thankful. The tweak has to do with my medicines. For those that are new, many years ago I was diagnosed with idiopathic cystitis. All that means is I show signs of cystitis but there is no obvious underlying cause, or the Vets just say WTF (what the fluff).

So, for years I’ve had medicine, 3 pills and a liquid every morning and every evening. I also have fluids twice a week. I’ve always been a champ at taking my meds but lately I’ve been having problems with the pills in the evening. I take the morning pills without any problem but in the evening I don’t want to swallow them, they melt in my mouth and I foam all over the place. Yes, we’ve tried a pill popper, no go. It’s like I stress out and close off my throat in the evenings, even though I have no problem whatsoever in the mornings.

So, I’m very thankful that the Medicine Man (Dad) has tweaked my evening meds by cutting out the pill part in the evenings. I’ve been much happier and we’ll see how it goes. If I start having pee problems the Medicine Man will have to make other plans but right now I’m thankful for what is working better.

What are you thankful for today??? Tell me in the comments and then join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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49 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: A Little Tweak Here and There

  1. Raven

    I’m glad your Dad found a solution to the evening medicine difficulties. Hopefully it works long term. We’re having similar issues here. My daily medicine used to be prepared in water and I didn’t mind a squirt in my mouth. Now it’s in oil. Yuck! This morning mom mixed it into my canned food hoping I would still eat it, and I did! As long as I feel like eating, this will work. So I’m thankful we have parents who can adapt to our changing needs.

  2. The Island Cats

    We’re glad you worked out the pill situation, Brian. Something that might work for you is having your medication compounded into chewable flavored treats. That’s how the mom gets a lot of our medications and it makes taking our meds much easier.

  3. messymimi

    If it turns out that you do the medicine, perhaps consult a pharmacist and see if it could be made as a liquid. They can even do fish or liver flavor.

  4. Mark's Mews

    Can the pills be split? I have no problem eating small pill pieces in my First Breakfast. I mean, I might even some sawdust mixed in when I’m hungry… ~ IZA

  5. Teddy

    YAY for the tweaking if it works still to keep you from having issues…..your Dad was smart to think of that. Let’s hear it for Dad!

    Hugs, Teddy

  6. Coco the Black Cat

    Hi Brian, I have to take meds every day for my tummy and my Mom and Dad found pill wrap pastes brand names like vetoquinol, tomlyn, pet md. They are mainly bacon flavor but some are peanut butter flavor. This is the same material, like pill pockets you can buy in bags, but it is a paste in 4 oz. jars and a lot cheaper. Easy to find in the usual online places look for “pill wrap”.

    My Mom and Dad wrap my pills or halve the pills, scoop out a little pill wrap paste and wrap up the tablet. Then they stick it onto a small chunk of some dry treat that they know I like to eat and I almost always just gobble it. I guess I look at it like treat time and forget it’s a pill! We are SO happy we found this way for me to get the pills down.

    I’m not a fighter but nobody liked it back when Dad held on to me and Mom slipped the pills into my mouth. Sometimes I would trick them and take the pill and then run away and spit it out. Just cat instinct I guess. But Like I said I gobble the pill wrap and treat combo down no questions asked.

    Of course if it is a bad tasting pill I guess it is still a good idea to get a version of it or get it compounded or something so it does not taste so bad cuz the pill wrap does not cover up all the bad taste that a pill might have.

  7. Catscue Catmom

    Brian, you are so brave and good to take your medicines every day. Sometimes though,, enough is enough and your Dad respects that. We’re sending purrs and prayers your way that no pee problems will develop. Take care handsome boy.

  8. Katie Isabella

    Oh Brian…I remember all of that too well. I was worried for you more than you know. I can understand as a mom to Katie that your throat just said “no! and I mean no”! That makes it very worrisome for your pawrents but your dad made a good choice. You, he and the vet will monitor this every single day to see how you do. I have confidence.

  9. Sandee

    The dad will do whatever he needs to do to make you as happy as he can. It’s what great dads do. I hope this works for you.

    Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. My best to your siblings and your peeps. ♥

  10. CatonsvilleCats

    Brian! You don’t like pill pockets?? That’s the only way I can get medicine into my cats. Except for the one who doesn’t like pill pockets, he gets his pills in cheese…

  11. Ducky's Mom

    Aw, I’m glad your Dad was able to tweak your medicines for you! And here’s some POTP 🐾🐾 that they don’t need re-tweaking.

    Today, as every day, I’m thankful for all my blessings but especially for Ducky. She has been my rock since Shadow passed last February, and especially since Radar joined her, Callie, and Kissy in Heaven. I don’t know how I’d have gotten through this past month without her. She’s the most talkative dog I’ve ever known – and sometimes I feel like telling her to “come up for some air” – but she’s my sweet, silly baby girl. She misses Radar, too, but she’s always ready to make me laugh when I feel down in the dumps.

  12. violaetcetera

    I am sure your Dad will find the best way for you to take your meds. We had problems with the thyroid tablets for one of our dogs, and since we changed to drops, everything is easy and less stressful for all of us.

  13. The OP Pack

    Aren’t the peeps just wonderful with how hard they try to keep us well? We hope Dad’s new routine works well for you.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  14. Jan K

    We hope this works out for you, Brian, we know that taking pills is no fun for many cats! Hopefully you can stay healthy without that one. One thing we know for sure is that you are being taken very good care of, and your Dad will figure out whatever he needs to! ♥

  15. Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song

    I’m glad you got to cut back on the medicine. It never tastes good. I hope you continue to do well on your meds.

  16. Cathy Keisha

    Oh Brian, I hope this works for you! TW feels for you since she has cystitis and there isn’t really much they can do for humans. She spends most of the day in the human litter box.

  17. da tabbies o trout towne

    dood…we hope de noe medz leed ta aye oh kay.. N aye oh kay meenz de noe medz…. can take a hike…. N may bee come bak like in 37 yeerz ~~~~ ya noe 🙂 ♥♥

  18. Anne Robinson

    There I am doubling up my post twice. I Am doubly blogging with everyone last night and today. Love your shares and your kindness and hope your weekend is super. You have the best feline kids.HUGS to all of you.

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