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Giving Your Cat A Pill

April 9, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Giving Your Cat A Pill

Most cat owners have been faced with giving their cat a pill. Giving a cat a tablet may be a incubus. No cat wishes something stuffed down his throat, and he will fight you tooth and nail to prevent it. While most cats are small in size, you’d be quite amazed with how much power they really have. There are ways that you may get your cat to take his tablets, which we’ll cover below.

The easiest way to give a cat tablet is to crush the power into a powdery form by putting it between two spoons. Once the tablet is powder, mix it in with some wet cat food. Cats that are used to eating dry cat food will see the wet food and think of it as a treat. They’ll generally eat it up, unaware that they just took their medicine.

If the medicine happens to be in capsule form, all you’ve to do is pry the capsule apart then disperse the medicine on some wet food and serve it to your pet. If the food also contains the tablet or if your pet is sick, chances are he won’t eat it. In this event, you should look into a pet piller. You may get these handy devices from your veterinarian. They’re plastic rods that hold the tablet until you press a plunger. When you get one, you should always get a long one with a softer peak.

When you get your gun, your vet should show you how to use it. The hardest scene of using the gun is getting your cat to open his mouth. The gun will more or less shoot the tablet in the cat’s mouth, and down his throat. You’ll require to hold him tight, to be sure that he doesn’t wiggle his way loose. Once you’ve his mouth open, you’ll require to press the trigger and pull the gun away quickly. After the tablet has been inserted, be sure you give your cat a treat.

If you aren’t comfy using the gun, you may always try giving your cat his tablets by hand. To do it this way, you’ll require to hold your cat still, and open his mouth with your hand. Once you’ve his mouth open, you should aim for the back of his throat and throw the tablet in. Once it’s in his mouth, you should close his mouth with your hand and hold it shut for a few moments. This way, your cat will swallow the tablet if he hasn’t already.

If you can’t get any of the above techniques to work, you may always go to a local pharmacy and get them to a make flavored gel or liquid using your cats medication. You should use this as a last resort though, as it can tend to get expensive.

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