Cat Q&A

How do I give my cat medication?

Giving Your Cat Medication

Taking care of a pet can be a big responsibility, especially when it comes to giving them medication. Here are some helpful tips for giving your cat medication without any stress:

What You’ll Need

  • Medication prescribed by your veterinarian
  • Disposable gloves
  • A pill pocket, butter or cream cheese (optional)
  • A syringe or dropper
  • Soft treats

The Steps:

  • Wear disposable gloves and remove the medication from its container
  • If giving your cat a pill, you can try hiding it in a pill pocket, butter, or cream cheese to make it easier to consume
  • If the medication requires a liquid form, use a syringe or dropper
  • Put your cat in a comfortable spot and Gently open their mouth using your thumb and forefinger
  • Drop the pill at the back of their throat and for liquid form, carefully apply drops at the side of their mouth to avoid choking
  • After administering the medication, offer your cat a reward of soft treats to encourage them
  • Throw away the gloves after each use

Things To Keep In Mind

  • It’s important your pet remains calm during the process. If you are having difficulties, contact your vet for some advice.
  • Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your vet.
  • Never give a cat medication intended for humans or other animals
  • Finally, if your cat’s condition does not improve or worsens, consult your vet for further examination.

Taking care of a pet can require some patience and persistence. With some practice and preparation, you can help your furry friend get the care they need.

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