How to Keep a Pill Calendar 💊 for a Ragdoll Cat

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My sister’s Ragdoll cat, Addie, has a disease called Feline Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Sclerosing Fibroplasia.

The disease is monitored via ultrasound to see if her gastrointestinal wall is inflamed or not – and the disease is controlled by prednisolone and metronidazole.  However, each pill (right now – this can change based on the ultrasound) is administered every 3 days.  So my sister has an extra wall calendar just for Addie and marks “P” for prednisolone, “M” for metronidazole and “X” for days when Addie gets a break (and my sister does too).

Here’s a video that shows how my sister keeps track of it all.​​

Amy’s Pill Pill Calendar 💊 for Addie

How to Pill a Cat

Do you have to give your feline medication on a regular basis?  Is it more sporadic than once a day?  How do you keep track of it?


Lynn wrote, “I love Excel and an excuse to do a spreadsheet or chart for anything! I think I got rid of all Chloe’s documentation after she died- I didn’t want any memories of that ordeal. But, found one that I created for Andy’s meds when he had heart disease. I’ll email you a copy!”

Here is the spreadsheet to download.

Lynn said, “Excel has a feature that allows you to “drag” down the dates, so once you enter the date on the first row, you can drag it down and it will fill the rest of the dates. Eliminates a lot of typing!”

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  1. TYSVM for this amazing & very helpfu post & videos, Jenny! Wow! Amy makes it look so easy when pilling Sweet Addie! So glad that Addie cooperates so very well with that whole process! Addie just makes my heart melt with her sweet, sweet expression and her quirky habits! LURVE HER!!! ALWAYS enjoy the heck out of a Amy, Ash & Addie videos! AND, I am soooo very happy that Miss Addie is thriving under Amy’s loving care! 🙂 <3

    We are very fortunate that we do not have any medical conditions that require treatment for Miss PSB. 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love!!!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3 <3 <3

    P.S. Happy Spring! Enjoy this GORGEOUS WEATHER!! YIPPEEEE!!! 🙂 <3

  2. When I had my cat Chloe, who had kidney disease, the spreadsheet I kept was detailed with her twice a day sub q fluids, plus her medications which changed regularly after blood tests. It definitely made things easier and helped to keep me sane (somewhat) for the almost three years she received the treatment. I would use Excel’s date filler tool to create a monthly calendar. You think you’ll remember the dosing of the medications, but I would even forget if I’d given her fluids if I didn’t have this spreadsheet!

      1. I love Excel and an excuse to do a spreadsheet or chart for anything! I think I got rid of all Chloe’s documentation after she died- I didn’t want any memories of that ordeal. But, found one that I created for Andy’s meds when he had heart disease. I’ll email you a copy!

  3. Another hint- Hunter has to take two pills a day for his heart condition. The dosage is a 1/4 of a pill for each, so tiny little pieces. I put the pill pieces in a small flavorless capsule which makes it much easier to pill him since it’s one pill instead of two to take, plus it masks the taste on his tongue. I’m going to try the trick of the flavored chaser in a syringe. Right now, I’m using plain water, but maybe some chicken flavored broth would be appreciated more!

      1. After watching your video I started using a bit of juice from canned food to add to Hunter’s water chaser. I licks his lips after he has that instead of plain water- a win!

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