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Tips for giving a pill to a cat

We all know the genuine and independent nature of cats, but the truth is that these domestic cats need all our care, as they are susceptible to many diseases, as well as us and many other animals. For this reason, on occasion, it may be necessary for your cat to take medications orally and it is possible that some of them are not in liquid form, but in the form of capsules or tablets.

We know that your pet will not be happy to have to take these drugs, therefore, in this article we bring you some tips to give a pill to a cat.

It is important that your cat tolerate the contact well

Cats are very susceptible to stress and although they can be very affectionate, they may not tolerate contact well, especially when they have not come to seek the pampering of their human family.

Prevention is better than cure, it is important that from puppy you accustom your cat to contact, specifically to one that occurs close to the face or snout. Otherwise, it will be practically impossible to give the medication to your cat.

Hide the pill in your favorite snack

Cats have a very refined taste for food that we can offer them, either homemade or a specific feed, which can be dry or moist, although those with moist texture are more nutritious and appetizing.

One of the simplest ways is to give them the pill introduced in a food snack and offer it directly from our hand because in this way we will make sure that the drug has actually been swallowed.

Dilute the tablet in water

Dilute the tablet or tablet in water is a very practical way to give the pill to the cat, but obviously to ensure that you get the medication you need we will have to administer the liquid through a plastic syringe without needle.

Before opting for this method it is very important to talk to the veterinarian since some tablets are coated precisely to reduce the damage they can produce on the stomach (this is very typical in anti-inflammatories), in addition, when diluting a drug it may affect the absorption thereof.

If the medication is in the form of capsules it will also be possible to dilute the powder in water (always consulting with the professional beforehand), the only case in which this method would not be possible is that which affects the prolonged-release capsules.

Reassure your cat before giving him the medication

Both your cat and you will have a very negative experience if you try to give him the medication when you notice that he is nervous, since this feline It is very intuitive and you may realize that your behavior is a strange thing.

Before giving the pill to your cat stay with him long enough until you feel completely calm. Remember that you are the responsible that your cat adequately follows its pharmacological treatment, therefore, treats this matter with the highest priority.

This article is merely informative, in .com we do not have the faculty to prescribe veterinary treatments or make any kind of diagnosis. We invite you to take your pet to the veterinarian in case of any type of condition or discomfort.

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