Giving subcutaneous fluids to my cat
We've been giving subQ fluids to my cat for a couple of months now, and it's getting increasingly difficult. We always give him treats beforehand and hug and kiss him, and try to make it a pleasant experience, but he's starting to fight more and more. He's always been an excessively skittish and freaked out cat (the kind that jumps and hides at the slightest noise), so the tiniest movement/change during the fluid process makes him go crazy.
I'm not sure what to do at this point. We tried wrapping him in a towel this last time, which made things more difficult (hard to get to his neck when he's wrapped up), and he ended up just trying to bite my husband (and he's normally the sweetest of cats; never bites or scratches us). I'm going to try putting him in a box next, I guess, but I'm not holding out much hope.
Anyone else dealt with this? Got any suggestions?