So I tried out your procedure and it works like a charm. However being a fallible human I tested it on my neighbor's cat. How was I supposed to know that ice slugs where dangerous? So after rereading your post I found the warnings at the bottom of the post. In today's society how can you reasonably expect me to have the patience and time, much less the personal responsibility to actually read down to the bottom of a post? My conclusion is that you need to ship a new cat (preferably cardboard, not card stock) to my neighbor.