How to give a cat a pill

We all know of the genuine and independent character of cats, but the truth is that these domestic cats need our care, as they are likely to suffer from various diseases, just like us and other animals. For this reason, it may sometimes be necessary for your cat to take oral medications and some of them may not be in liquid form but in the form of tablets or capsules.

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We know that your pet will not find any of these pills funny, so in this article we show you how to give a cat a pill .

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It is important that your cat tolerates contact

Cats are animals that are very susceptible to stress and although they may be very affectionate they may also not tolerate contact well, especially when it is not they who seek the caresses of their human family.

It is better to prevent than to remedy so it is important that since the puppy accustoms his cat to the contact , specifically that which is made close to the face or muzzle. Otherwise, it will be virtually impossible to give medication to your cat.

Hide the pill in your favorite food

Cats have a very refined taste for the food that we can offer, whether it is homemade or a certain ration, which can be dry or moist, although those with a moist texture are more nutritious and tasty.

One of the simplest ways is to give them the hidden pill in a little food and offer them directly from our hand. In this way we are making sure that they effectively swallow the drug.

Dilute the tablet in water

Diluting the tablet in water is a very practical way of giving the tablet to the cat, although of course you need to give it the liquid through a needleless plastic syringe to make sure you get the medication you need.

Before opting for this method it is very important to talk to the vet since some tablets are coated precisely to reduce the damage they can produce on the stomach (this happens a lot with anti-inflammatories), in addition, diluting the drug is possible which affects the absorption of the same.

If the medication is in the form of capsules it will also be possible to dilute the powder in water (always consulting the veterinarian beforehand), the only case in which this method is not possible is the one in which prolonged-release capsules are used.

Reassure your cat before giving you medication

Both your cat and you will have a very negative experience if you try to give him the medication when he is nervous, since cats are very intuitive and may realize that their behavior is a bit strange.

Before giving the tablet to your cat stay with it long enough until they are completely calm. Remember that you are responsible for having your cat properly follow the pharmacological treatment, so treat this subject with the highest priority.

This article is purely informative, in we do not have the capacity to prescribe veterinary treatments nor to make any type of diagnosis. We suggest you bring your pet to the veterinarian in case of any type of condition or malaise.

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Emily Harris

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