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pussnboots | 00:08 Mon 01st Apr 2013 | Animals & Nature
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but still an ongoing problem.
It's a nightmare trying to get one of my cats Frontline in her, she runs off as soon as I open the thing (can she smell it?) she hides under the bed. We have tried the holding her in a towel but she fights so hard she rips our arms apart, how on earth do you get Frontline on a really really scaredy cat.


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Have you tried using thick gardening gloves together with the towels?
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I think thick leather gauntlets up to my arm pits would do the trick.
Do you warm the stuff up prior to application?
Or even thick leather gauntlets! Lol

I forgot about the rest of the arm and how much of a bloodbath would be caused if they are not adequately protected!
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Ahh answerprancer, could that be the answer, my other cat doesn't mind at all but does try to get away once the liquid touches his skin.
I open it when the cat isnt there then call him. Then very firm hold or I get soeone to hold cat while I quickly put it on. Mine recognises the packet and is off he even understands the word frontline.
I had one little cat who even knew if I thought about the frontline. Because she was small it was possible to first get OH to hold her firmly then swiftly put the stuff on, then she'd run off for a bit. But with a larger cat.....difficult. The more panic-stricken they get the more they'll fight. What about sneaking up when it's asleep?
i wait till shes sound asleep in the lounge then open it in the kitchen , creep in the lounge and squeeze usually get most of it on before she runs for cover
Some cats are very sensitive to Frontline, it causes a reaction similar to a burning sensation on their skin. Could it be that your cat is one of these? Is there another brand of treatment you could use instead?
Ok, a cat is not a dog and worming tablets are not flea applications, but....After laughing my head off for a whole two seconds at my Lulu's bum shuffle across the living room floor, I realised I hadn't wormed her for quite a few months. I phoned OH and asked him to get some worming tablets on the way home.

I asked to to grab the tablet, whilst I was cradling her, planning on massaging the tablets down if ness, when he told me that he picked up powder instead. WHAT AN IDIOT! So I poured the powder into her food bowl, turned around to grab a tin of meat to mix it up with, but was too late. Little Lu had scoffed all the worming powder.

She's normally a little fussy, so I dont know if there is a flavouring there, or whether somehow, just SOMEHOW, she knew it was good for her. If you cat hates the application, arethere any other options you can try?
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Sorry for not being back 'till now. Manages to get the stuff on her but took 3 goes, I think some of it missed, she darted off. Next month will have to be a more conserted effort because flea season will be in full swing.

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