I've done a lot of ear prick curves but I'm confused. Do people here ear prick test their cats 2 hours before feeding? I'm hoping to please have any tips Or advice please on how to do this with a very difficult cat. **Specifically** he's a sweet wonderful cat but he is so hard to do the ear prick test on. I'm so afraid he will start to fear interaction with me and it will harm our bond. Of course I'll do it for his life, his health. But Taco has had to wear a soft e-collar literally since this past spring. And he growls at me when I have to put it back on him after meals. He has been through so much. Taco has required numerous different medications since spring so I've had to try to get him to eat crushed medicine (he hates this too) and he's had the foaming at the mouth at medicines he hates the taste of. He's been through so much I'm afraid constant testing will push him over the edge and he'll become a mean, unhappy, untrusting cat. Whereas he is the apple of my eye! And I love him so much and of course will do anything I can for him. It took me months to feel ok about giving him his insulin shot I was afraid I was hurting him (clearly not the case) I feel like a terrible cat owner but it would be beyond difficult to ear prick Taco before each meal. He hates it. I can't do it alone, I've had to hire friends to hold him (gently) in a towel kitty burrito but he wouldn't let me do this by myself. I was barely able to once and his stress level must of been so high I'm pretty sure it affected his BG reading. So not to be accurate. Especially before he eats he's insistent on having breakfast or dinner (like a non diabetic cat would) but being in that frame of mind I can doubly doubt he would let me ear prick test him.