by Kyrstie Waters
(last updated May 24, 2009)
Cats are generally more resistant than dogs when it comes to taking medication. However, there are some methods you can try to give your cat its medication without frightening or stressing it out. Always read the label on your pet's medication before attempting any of the following tips. It is important to know the dosage of medication required, and the intake requirements. Some medications can only be taken on an empty stomach, while others must be taken with food.
If you have a medication that can be taken with food, check with your veterinarian to see if you can place the medication in your cat's food. Putting the medication in your pet's food is the simplest way to get it to take its medicine. If it is okay for you to put the medication in your cat's food, follow these steps:
If your cat must take its medication on an empty stomach, follow these simple steps:
Once you get used to giving your cat its medication, you will become more familiar with the idea and be more confident in your approach. If you fail at these attempts, keep trying. It can be very difficult to give your cat its medication, but keep at it.
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