As the cat to give a pill to swallow
How to give a cat a pill? Surely everyone who has a furry pussy at least once faced with a similar problem. Because as soon as she understands that she needs to eat something nasty and bitter, immediately runs and hides, and when you pick her up, otherwise Dodge. Rare case when all the injuries for you and the animal, taking the exhausted, goes undefeated. Let's try to understand how to give a cat a pill.
If the temperament of your pet is calm, then you can do one of the simple ways:
- Mash the medication and the finished powder is mixed with a small amount of your favorite food
- Pour in a small amount of fluid and wait for a cat her drink.
In most cases, the animal tasted bad taste, refusing to take a drug. Then the question arises: "How to give a cat a pill if she had to feel the bitterness of medicine?". In this case, you need to wait about 10 minutes and start again, but will have to use "heavy artillery".
As one of the options you can take the cat by the scruff of the neck and to raise. The animal reflexively reveals the mouth where you want to place a tablet and hold the jaw closed until the medicine is swallowed.
If the previous option does not suit you, then you need to know how to give a cat a pill with a syringe (without a needle).
1. Crush the drug, mix with a small amount of water.
2. Push the tip of the syringe between the back teeth and inject its contents.
3. To pet is easier swallowed the medicine, stroke his neck.
After tablets in cats can start strong salivation may be foaming — do not be afraid, because it will pass quickly, but we need to look to the medication does not come out.
Before the cat to give a pill, you need to remember a few simple rules:
avoid mixing medications with food, it is more efficient to enter them in pure form
• if you want to give your cat medication in powder form, it is better to mix with water or milk and this mixture to spread on the tongue and lips.
How to give a cat a pill the most reliable way? You need to put your pet on a table so that he sat quietly. Put your hand on the cat's head. Thumb and fingers should clasp the corners of the mouth. Hold the head so that the nose looked at the ceiling, with your fingers push the lips to open mouth. The forefinger and thumb of the other hand holding the pill, and middle finger hold the jaws from closing. The pill put it on the root of the tongue and close the mouth immediately. Because the cat may start to struggle and twitch, to do all that is required accurately and quickly.
It is not necessary to self-medicate a pet, be sure to show it to the vet, if you suspect that the animal was ill. In any case, do not give him the pills without a doctor's permission! And we must not forget that some drugs are prohibited to crush. In order to make the medicine easier slipped, it can be moistened with water or vegetable oil.