This month is also home to National Pet Wellness Month. Sometimes keeping your pet healthy means having to give life long medications for specific health issues. Cats specifically can be difficult to medicate, but we have some tips on how to do it successfully!
The easiest way to give your cat a pill is to hide the pill in food. This usually works best if the pill is hidden in a small amount of tuna or cream cheese. To ensure that the pill is actually taken, it is best to give a small amount of food that the cat is certain to eat rather than a large portion that the cat may not complete. Some cats may spit out the pill, so it is important to monitor this activity. If your cat persists in spitting out the pills or if dietary restrictions prevent you from hiding the pills in an appealing treat, you will need to administer the pill directly into the cat’s mouth.
Here's a quick 2 minute video demonstrating how it's done.
If you're still having trouble, don't hesitate to call our office and ask for a personal demonstration with your kitty and one of our veterinary assistants.