Friday, August 21, 2009

Blatant Product Endorsement

As my faithful followers may remember, Thor recently had a little problem with an almost really serious fecal impaction due to a hairball. One of the recommendations for prevention of another incident was to give Thor some hairball remedy every other day.

No problem.

Oh, wait, serious problem.

Thor HATES hairball remedy. I must have purchased at least six different brands and flavors (at up to $8 each) and he hated them all. So did Loki. So we had to force him to take it. Sneak up on him, pry open the jaw and scrape the goo on his teeth. We tried putting it on his paw but all we got was a very dirty paw and goo on furniture.

Then I saw Nutri-Vet's Hairball Paw-Gel for cats at the Pet Smart and actually stood there berating myself wanting to throw more money away on another product that Thor would not take. But then I gave in because it was all natural, no preservatives or artificial colors or flavors. Figured if I had to force him, at least let's make as healthy as possible.

He was a little gun shy whenever he saw the tube and an outstretched finger. But after touching it to his nose, he decided he sort of liked it. (Hey Thorbie!) Now he would eat the entire tube if I kept giving it to him.

And now we have another problem. Loki loves it too. And he isn't supposed to have it as much as Thor because he doesn't have a, um, digestive problem. So I have to give him a little taste while feeding it to Thor.

And now, instead of a cat who runs and hides when we come near, we have this:

Thor sez: This is TEH BOMB!


Anonymous said...

Maybe there won't be any more "hissy-fits" if you just bring out the Gel....put it between them and "peace" will break out!!
Have a great weekend,
Pam, South Bend

Sharon said...

This is definitely one of those be-careful-what-you-wish-for things, isn't it?

Pat said...

OK, I tried this stuff last night for my five wild ones - not a one was interested!!! Wonder what the difference is between yours and mine?

JanetLee said...

Pat - mine are WEIRD?????