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Archive for August 6th, 2010

Giving your cat a pill

Friday, August 6, 2010
posted by Jim Murphy

cat-pillDoes your cat squirm, whine and run away from you when you want to give him a pill?  It is tough to do but there are some tricks that will help. Before you get started, gently wrap your cat in a towel to protect you from his claws.  Put your fingers on both sides of his cheeks and then tilt is head way back.  Remember, you have gravity working for you. Gently press against your cats lips to make him drop his jaw. When he opens up, quickly pop the pill as far back in his throat as possible.  Hold his mouth shut and stroke his throat to get him to swallow. The key is to tilt his head all the way back so the pill drops right in.  Pet medication and pills for cats could be difficult to administer. If you have trouble, ask your vet for a demonstration.