Giving your cat medication is a challenging task. Medications can come in many forms including tablets, capsules, liquids, and syrups. Before you try to give your cat any medicine, it is important to approach the process in a gentle and non-threatening manner.
Syringe Or Dropper
Whether your cat is sick, has an allergy or simply can’t eat normally because of illness, it’s likely they will need some form of medication to help them recover. This can be stressful for both you and your cat, so it’s important to make the process as painless as possible for both of you.
Rather than squirting the liquid medicine directly down your cat’s throat, use a syringe or dropper to measure the dose and administer it to them. This will make it easier for you to accurately measure and administer the correct amount of medication. Holding the syringe or dropper with your dominant hand, offer it to your cat and gently push the plunger or squeeze the dropper as they lick and swallow the liquid. It’s helpful to also offer a wet food or treat to reward your cat after dosing and to help them form a positive association with the experience.
One of the most common ways to give a cat a pill is to hide it in their food. This can be a little tricky though, so it’s important to keep in mind the amount of time you leave the pill in the food. Some pills are also available in chewable forms, which make it easier to give your pet a small amount of medication without them swallowing the entire tablet. However, it’s important to consult your vet before doing so as not all medications can be mixed with food or liquid.
Ear Or Eye Drops
When it comes to giving your cat medication, ear and eye drops are often a good way to go. These are liquid drops that come in bottles that look similar to ear drops or super glue and they’re a lot easier to give to your cat than pills. Whether you’re using eye or ear drops, it’s important to follow the instructions on the bottle closely as you’ll want to make sure that you’re applying the right amount of medication.
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