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A quick lesson on the best way to give a cat a pill (can it really be this easy?)

Giving medicine to one of my cats – or any pet I’ve ever had – has always been a source of anxiety, for me as well as them. With their frantic squirming, strange cries, frightened glares, and ultimately letting the medicine fall out of their mouths, it’s never pretty.

I at first thought that maybe the cat in the top video was just an abnormally people-pleasing feline, but then I found this other video (below) with more examples of cats taking their pill as if it were a piece of candy. Apparently there’s a simple process to giving a cat a pill that I have never mastered, but I’ll make sure to watch these videos again the next time I return from the vet’s office with a sick cat.


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Getting rid of silverfish with lavender oil

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For years we’ve had silverfish darting around our guest bathroom floor. I bought some silverfish traps (little cardboard boxes with sticky goo to ensnare them) and they helped, but didn’t stop them. In 2017 I read that lavender oil is a good silverfish repellent. It’s only $7.99 for a small bottle on Amazon, so I decided to give it a try. I wetted the end of a Q-Tip with the oil and ran it around the perimeter of the bathroom floor, adding a little extra to a seam between the floor and the wall. It smelled nice and did not see a single silverfish for two weeks. I finally saw one, reapplied lavender oil on the perimeter of the floor, and it keep the little bastards aways for an even longer time. Now I hardly ever see them, and treat the floor every few months.

Image of silverfish by Christian Fischer, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link


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