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Giving Your Cat A Pill

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Giving medication to a cat might be a pain. No cat wants something rammed down his throat, and he'll fight tooth and nail to keep it from happening. Even though most cats are little, you'd be surprised at how much power they possess. There are a few methods for getting your cat to take his pills, which we shall discuss further down.


The easiest way to give a cat pill is to crush it between two spoons into a powdery shape. Mix the powdered pill with some moist cat food. Cats who are accustomed to eating dry cat food will regard the wet food as a pleasure. They'll usually devour it, oblivious to the fact that they've just taken their prescription.


If the drug is in capsule form, just pry the capsule open and sprinkle the medicine on some wet food before feeding it to your pet. If the food also contains the pill or if your pet is sick, chances are he won’t eat it. In this case, you should consider getting a pet piller. These useful instruments are available from your veterinarian. They are plastic rods that hold the pill in place until the plunger is pressed. When you get one, you should always get a long one with a softer tip


Your vet should show you how to use the device to get the medicine into your cat's mouth. Getting your cat to open its mouth is the hardest part of using the machine. The medicine will be released into the cat's mouth and down his throat by the gun. You will need to hold it tightly to prevent it from escaping. As soon as his mouth is open, he immediately pulls the trigger and removes the device. Be sure to offer a treat to your cat after placing the pill.


You can always give your cat his medications by hand if you don't feel comfortable using the machine. You'll need to hold your cat still and open his lips with your palm to accomplish it this way. Once his mouth is open, aim towards the back of his throat and toss the pill in there. Close his mouth with your hand and hold it shut for a few moments once it's in his mouth. If your cat hasn't previously, This way, your cat will swallow the pill if he hasn’t already.


If none of the previous methods work, you can always take your cat's medication to a local pharmacy and have it made into a flavored gel or liquid. However, you should only utilize this as a last resort because it might be costly.