What you need to know about how to give a pill to a cat
When an animal appears in your house, it is better, of course, to think only of the good, but ... But in the life of any creature comes the moment when medicamental treatment can not be dispensed with. That is, along with the pet, you should have knowledge about medicines and vaccinations, about methods and methods. We do not force you to go to the vet to study before you bring the kitten home, but you must know how to give the cat tablets in emergency and ordinary cases.
Let's start in order. The first thing you have to do is plant the animal. This will save his life and, of course, protect you from unpleasantness. It is desirable to vaccinate the animal in specialized clinics after examination by a veterinarian. A banal medical examination and vaccination should not be ignored. Cats are usually vaccinated once a year. Before any vaccination, the animal should be given an anthelmintic remedy (not less than ten days). Here you will need the knowledge of how to give the cat tablets. It should be stipulated that anthelmintic preparations should be given at least four times a year, even if your animal never leaves the apartment and you do not plan to vaccinate. Recall that some parasites are very dangerous for humans.
And now about the main thing that it is necessary to make, that the cat has eaten a tablet? First, let's try it. It may happen that she will eat the drug without your intervention. The fact is that some manufacturers specifically mix flavor enhancers that can reduce the problem associated with how to give the cat tablets. If the animal refuses to take the medicine on its own, it's easiest to take the cat for the muzzle from above, after firmly putting it on its paws, and to tilt the head deeply behind its back (only without fanaticism, naturally). At the same time, the cat's mouth should open (if not, then it is necessary to press on the corners of the mouth, thus opening it), you will have to put the drug deep in the throat. Next, you need to slightly loosen the grip, but the cat does not let go, so that she can not spit out the pill. Stroke her throat to cause swallowing. Make sure that the cat ate the pill. By the way, the same principle applies to liquid medicines. It is advisable to do this from a syringe without needles, slowly pouring liquid into the pharynx, allowing it to be swallowed in batches and not choked.
If you do not know how to give a pill to a cat, or are afraid that you will not cope with this procedure, then you need only one: grind the preparation into small crumbs and mix it into your favorite treat or drinking water (be sure to make sure the animal takes the pill). In extreme cases, you can resort to the help of more experienced friends or veterinarians.
And now actually about what tablets to give to a cat. For example, preparations "Milbemax" and "Drontal" have proved to be successful from worms. Laxative for cats most often use human - "Dufalac". Human medicine is also suitable for temperature, but it is necessary to give them very carefully, clearly understanding that you can harm the animal by inexperience. So do not ignore the advice of specialists.