When reading this, just remember, out of all timing in the world, I'm going out of town on Sunday (for a week). Two days ago, I noticed weird things on my bed. The 'things' were located where the cats sleep. We examined them and had no idea what they were. Well, after talking to other cat owners, we figured that the cats may have worms. So, I called the vet in a panic yesterday and they told me to bring stool samples in and the cats can get medicated. We took the samples in and after an hour of waiting, the nurse came back and said, 'well, it's tapeworms. We can medicated four of the five cats. Chloe hasn't been in for a year, she must have an exam.' That's just great - the last day of work before vacation is not the best time to take the cat to the vet. So, I think the hubby is going to pull some strings and go in today with Chloe. Anyhow, we went home with four bottles of pills. We started with Kitters, the little one. She is a fighter. She fought and scratched us up pretty good. Frustrated, we mushed the pill, added some water, and squirted it down her throat with a syringe (obviously without the needle). -Is that bad? (To crush medicine and do that?) Anyhow, do that same struggle four times over you have a nightmare. We tried to pill each cat before resorting to making it liquid. I felt awful - Boris fought so hard that I think he bit his tongue (and stupid me kept clamping his mouth shut). Needless to say, we mushed is up and squirted it into him. Zoe was so distraught that she foamed at the mouth wildly, went under the coffee table and puked it up (we think it was her puke). So, she didn't even really get medicated. And on top of all that, I'm out of town on Sunday for a week. My cats are so shy that the people checking in on them will never be able to thoroughly check on their well being. Now I'm worried. Whew, I could go on more... but this has gotten really long... sorry. I just had to let it out. Does anyone know if it's bad to crush pills and make the cats drink it? We tried the pill way, we really tried. But, it was impossible. And, once you see that one of your cats fought so hard that he bled, you aren't willing to struggle like that any more. I just hope they're all ok.