Here’s a quick and secure way to accomplish that. No one ever said giving medicine to a cat would be easy, but with the right strategies at your disposal, you can carry out the procedure quickly and correctly so that your cat can start feeling better quickly.
When Not to Give a Cat Medicine
Never administer medication to your cat until he is awake and aware. It is not advised to provide medication to a pet that is motionless, vomiting, having difficulty breathing, acting violently, or having a seizure. Furthermore, you must never give your cat any medications that are not listed on a prescription from a doctor.
Capsules and pills
Your cat may have been prescribed a pill or capsule by your veterinarian to use for an acute or persistent condition. You might try hiding the pill in your cat’s food if you really don’t want to deal with the effort of putting it into your cat’s mouth. This will guarantee that your cat will consume the medication while it eats rather than spitting it out. Never, however, give your cat a capsule if he is vomiting or has diarrhea.
There are also pill guns that are sold commercially. The pill is kept in place by these straightforward plastic tubes, allowing you to administer it to your cat without using your hands.
If you have to give your cat their medication in a more traditional way, start by grabbing their top jaw and pulling it up with one hand. It should automatically begin to open the lower jaw. Then, using your other hand, gently pull down the lower jaw’s front portion. Put the tablet in the middle of the tongue’s back.
Put it on your tongue as far back as it is secure. Once the pill has been properly positioned, close the mouth and don’t let it open again until your cat swallows or licks his nose. You might need to gently stroke your cat’s neck or even lightly blow into his nose to get him to swallow.
Liquids can sometimes be administered more readily than tablets. Your veterinarian will likely provide you an eyedropper or infant dosing syringe to accurately measure out the medication.
Start by placing the eyedropper or syringe tip on the pet’s side of the mouth. Look for the area directly behind the canines to place the medication in the area of the mouth where the teeth are flat and short. Place the eyedropper or syringe over the bottom teeth to prevent your cat from spitting up the majority of the medication. When the medication is administered, start delicately pressing the liquid into your cat’s mouth so that he can swallow it.
Put the side of your palm on the bone above the cat’s upper eyelid while administering eye medication to your cat to prevent getting the tube of medicine in the cat’s eyes. Tilt your cat’s head back a bit by supporting it with the palm of the other hand, which should be beneath the chin. With the hand that is holding the chin, gently pull the top eyelid up. When applying drops or eye ointment to the eye, be careful not to contact the dropper’s tip to your eyes.
When administering ear drops to your cat, you should stand on the side of the ear you will be medicating. You can also suffer while your cat is in the rear if that’s more comfortable. Apply the drops or ointment to the center of the ear entrance. After that, massage the base of the ear to help the drug go further within.
It could be very difficult at first to medicate a cat. With practice and patience, you’ll discover the approach that works best for you and your pet.