said than done. If given a choice
between pill or liquid medication, I would suggest choosing the liquid.
You can mix liquids with a can
food with a strong odor, milk, or ice cream, or simply dribble it in the
side of mouth with a plastic dropper.
Many medications only come in pill form.
Therefore, herein lies the challenge!
way to pill a cat is:
the pill in one hand and place the cat in your lap.
If your cat is wiry, place him/her in a towel to prevent
escaping. They do make restraint vests, bags and jackets for the very
agile cat who is quick on the draw with their claws.
the palm of your hand and place on top of the cat’s head and gently
tilt head back. As you do this,
the lower jaw should drop.
Ø Look for the furrow in the tongue and drop pill down the furrow toward the back of the throat. Accuracy is important!!! Otherwise, if you miss or are off the cat will spit it out and you will end up wearing the pill. See diagram below for furrow and pill placement.
close mouth and blow in the cat's nose. This
should cause them to swallow the pill. Some
like to stroke to cause the cat to swallow the pill.
the pill is down and you’re not wearing it.
Some medications can be compounded by vet pharmacist. So if pilling is impossible there are ways to get medicine into a cat. Don’t despair. Some people have reverted to crushing pills and mixing with water, however many pills can be bitter. Good luck!
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