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Most people who have cats when it comes time to medicate them start shaking. They know it’s going to be a stressful situation both for them and for their pet and, therefore, it is very important to transmit to the cat tranquility and that the process lasts as little as possible.
In this article we will talk to you about why a cat drools when we give medicine, we will show you tricks so that the cat suffers less stress and we will see what other circumstances can cause a cat to drool.
Giving oral medication to a cat is not simple or fun. The first drawback we find is how to properly hold a cat while trying to introduce the drug in the mouth of the animal and, later, that the medicine falls inside and does not expel it. All this without taking a claw or bite from our pet.
Many people find that liquid medications are easier to administer than other types, such as pills, capsules, eye drops or injections. But still, it requires patience, precision and a bit of strength so that the cat stays still and swallows the correct amount.
On the other hand, it may seem that our cat is suffering from negative reaction to the medication, since it is common to see the cat with foam in the mouth after administering a liquid medication. In principle, this should not be the case, because the drug prescribed by your veterinarian is fully suitable for cats and has passed through the necessary controls before going on the market. The cat drools when you give medicine because try to eject content of unpleasant taste in his mouth.
Something that worries people who have cats is that as the cat drools the syrup, it may be that is not taking the right amount. Many medications are absorbed transmucosally, through the skin inside the mouth, so that, as long as the cat keeps the drug in the mouth, it is being absorbed. In this way, the amount of medication that is expelled in the slime is much less than it seems.
Next, we will give you some helpful tips to facilitate the process of giving syrup to your cat:
In rare cases, a medication can cause an adverse reaction to your cat. If this happens, it is best to go immediately to the veterinarian.
Signs that your cat is suffering from a reaction to a drug:
Sometimes, your cat may drool when you give medicine as a result of another problem and not for the drug itself. If so, it is usual to watch the cat drool in other circumstances that may vary depending on the cause:
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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