How To Give Your Cat Medication

Giving medication to a cat


"Cats don't like change without their consent."
Roger Caras



There may be times in every cat’s life when he or she will essentially need to use medication of some sort. Cat owners who have been through this know how hard it can be getting the cat to cooperate. Here are a few suggestions that may help in your endeavor.

The first option is to conceal the medication in some of your cat’s preferred food. This may not be continuously easy, as in the case of capsules or pills. The cat’s perceptive sense of smell will additionally be a dilemma, so it is advisable to choose some of the smelliest food you can if you exercise this method.

Liquid medication works effectively mixed into food, particularly salmon. The liquid mixes good with the oils and is nearly unnoticeable by your cat. If at all feasible, ask your vet for medication in liquid form.

Crushing a pill or emptying a capsule into food is too risky. The taste and smell is often bitter and by far highly detectable by the cat. If you must use this method, make sure whatever you use is adequately strong in both smell and taste. It will also be essential to make sure your cat eats the whole portion in order to get all the medicine into his system.

If you must give medication to your cat without the benefit of food, pick him up by the back of his neck like a mother cat. This will cause him momentarily to be unmovable. Gently force open his mouth and set the medication as far to the back as doable. Holding his mouth gently closed, stroke or pet his throat. This will cause a reflexive swallowing response. As soon as the medication is down, give him some cuddles to relax him.

If all else fails, you can consult with your vet and allow him show you how he suggests giving medication to cats.


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