Shooting methods

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by majandra, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. majandra

    majandra Member

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    My sleep deprived brain is failing me. Does someone have video of the roll method for shots? I can't seem to find one.
     
  2. Chris & China

    Chris & China Well-Known Member

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    No, but I have a picture that might help explain it better.

    You grab some fur between your thumb and forefinger and then "roll" your wrist a little to pull the skin away from the muscle (I'm talking just a little tug....not hurting kitty at all)….then you aim the needle for the "break" in the fur where you see skin and shoot.
    China skin roll with circle.png
     
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  3. Molly and Sammy

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    Thanks for this, I was looking for it!
     
  4. majandra

    majandra Member

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    Hopefully I will find this easier! And it's still same technique of syringe parallel to body? Anything to be careful of different to tent method?
     
  5. Chris & China

    Chris & China Well-Known Member

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    I probably shoot more of a 45 degree angle
     
  6. Elizabeth and Bertie

    Elizabeth and Bertie Well-Known Member

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    I use a different technique still. I grab loose skin between fingers and thumb of non-dominant hand, sort of pull it up and tip it upwards, and then shoot almost directly downwards into the skin that I'm holding between fingers and thumb. ...I started doing this because it transpired almost at the outset that I was absolute cr*p at the tenting technique. This way it's just not possible to inject too deep or to poke anything I'm not meant to...
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  7. BacardiTheGreat

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    Actually that works for me too. Bacardi hates when I pull on his fur, but this technique is pure gold for us!
     
  8. Molly and Sammy

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    Elizabeth, I tried your method and wow. I actually feel proactive and confident as opposed to the hit-or-miss feeling I had before. Sammy accepts this well ( with his head buried in the treat container) and each time I do it I get better. Thank you!!!!! We're ten weeks in on this journey, and now I can test and shoot reliably. (Or as reliably as is possible with a squirmy cat. )
     
  9. Chris & China

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    Woo Hoo!!!

    I never liked the "tent" method either, so the "roll" method works a lot better for us too
     
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  10. Candy&Company

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    I use either or, depending on where I'm shooting or how Fena's feeling at the time - if you're ever unsure, prod around a bit with a finger where you want the needle to go - map it in your head and it seems to help.
     

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