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    How to Give a Cat a Tablet | Kitten Ads

    Articlecat health and wellbeingThursday 07 April 2011
    Giving a cat medication can be extremely difficult. No one likes taking tablets so you should expect your cat to feel the same. However much your pet cat hates taking pills sometimes they have to in order to improve their health. It is important as a cat owner to know how to give a cat a pill so that the experience can be as stress free as possible for both you and your cat.

    Give a Cat a Tablet – Instructions

    • Pick up Your cat and wrap him up in a towel. This bit is actually quite difficult as trying to get all of your cat’s feet inside the towel is a mission. As you get one in another one will probably pop out so make sure you stay patient until you have all of your cat’s feet wrapped up.

    • Make sure you have a grasp of your cat in one hand.

    • Take the other hand and put you fingers on either side of your cat’s jaw right at the back of his mouth.

    • If you have your fingers in the correct place, applying a little pressure will mean your cat opens his mouth automatically.

    • Take the pill and place it right at the back of the cat’s mouth. Do not be afraid of getting right into the back as it will make it easier for your cat to swallow.

    • Once you have the tablet inside the cat’s mouth hold your pet’s mouth shut and massage its throat to make him swallow.

    • If your cat doesn’t swallow the pill the first time round then you have to persevere and try again.

    Cat Medication – Top Tips

    • If you have a kitten then you should put your fingers in its mouth. This will make it easier for you in the future if you have to give your cat a pill.

    • Try coating the tablet in tasty fish oil or some food; this might encourage your cat to swallow it without arguments.

    • Make sure you get the pill right to the back of the throat so it cannot pocket it into its cheeks.

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