I'll try that tip, Jane.
And yes, that's how I give my cats pills, too.
The girls are like Milko and really don't give up much of a fight because they are used to me handling and poking at them and examining their teeth, etc. But since Henry has never had this, he's a bit more of a challenge.
His ears are still dirty because he won't let me get a closer look and clean them. No matter, once he's over this infection, I'll work on that. But I don't want to stress him out too much and the ears don't smell bad and he's not scratching at them, so I feel it's not an emergency--they're just dirty.
The vet asked me if I wanted pill or liquid for Henry and I said, "Well ... I like my clothes staying relatively medicine-free."
IMO, liquid is MUCH harder to give than pills. Pills are very quick, whereas with liquid they have a chance to spit it up on you (and it's not like you can pick it up off the floor and try again
Henry is eating this new food very well, but I imagined he would. He's not a picky eater. However, now the girls are jealous and THEY want Prescription Diet, too.
When it comes time to give Henry is Canikur (it's used to help relieve his diarrhoea), I sprinkle it on a tiny bit of canned food so he'll eat it. However, in order for him to eat it, I have to feed the girls some canned food, too, because if I don't, he knows something is up! And even after eating some of the CAnikur, he realised the girls' canned food was 'different
.' So, I can imagine we're going to have fun giving Henry his Canikur for the next three days!