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Transdermal Medication for Your Pets

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

Do you struggle to give your cat a pill? It’s not uncommon and is uncomfortable for both you and your pet. Some pets have difficulty digesting pills which can cause them stomach upset. My cat Atlantis has stomach issues so my veterinarian suggested administering transdermal medication. The up side is that it comes in the form of a cream that you apply inside the ears. The medication comes in metered doses and is easy to administer.

The down side is that it is quite expensive. It cost me $47 for a 30 day supply! I now give Atlantis two transdermal medications, one for is thyroid and one to stimulate his appetite.

If your vet suggests this route for your pet, make sure that you keep your pets ears clean because the medication can build up and absorption will be affected. I use baby wipes every other day. Atlantis doesn’t like it but it beats the alternative of trying to get him to take a pill.

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