Giving Your Cat Medicine: It Can be Done!

We’ve all been there. Our fur baby is not feeling well and needs medication to get better, but the thought of giving it to them seems like an impossible task. The truth is, it doesn’t have to be a stressful experience for both you and your cat. If you know how to handle the situation correctly, then giving your cat medicine can actually be a positive experience for everyone involved. Here's how to do it right!

Giving Your Cat Medicine: It Can be Done!

Be Prepared
Before attempting to give your cat their medication, make sure you have everything you need within reach so that you don’t have to leave your cat unattended during the process. You will need the medication, either a syringe or pill popper (for pills), a towel or blanket (optional) and some treats or food your cat loves. Knowing that they will get rewarded after taking the medicine can help make them more cooperative throughout the process.

Create a Positive Environment
Make sure you are in an area where both of you feel comfortable and relaxed—for example, somewhere with minimal noise and distractions like their favorite spot in the house. The calmer the environment is, the less likely they are to become anxious or stressed out when it comes time for administering their medication. If needed, cover them with a towel or blanket so that they feel safe and secure while taking their medicine.

Administer Their Medicine Properly
If your cat's medication came with instructions on how best to administer it, following those guidelines is always key! For instance, if they require liquid medication administered via syringe then making sure you draw up the correct dosage as instructed by your veterinarian will ensure that they receive proper care. If it isn’t liquid-based then using something like a pill popper (which helps keep them from spitting out their medicine) may help make things easier for both of you during this process. Lastly, once they take their medicine reward them with treats or food so that they associate taking their medication with something positive moving forward!

Getting your cat used to taking medicine does not happen overnight but with patience and understanding on both parts it can eventually become a much smoother process over time. Remember that if ever in doubt about how best to administer their medicine always consult with your veterinarian first before proceeding. By being prepared, creating a positive environment and administering their medication correctly—you’ll be able to give your cats much needed care without any added stress!

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