How to give a cat a tablet to swallow it
How to give a cat a pill? Surely everyone who has a fluffy purr, at least once faced with a similar problem. After all, as soon as she realizes that she must eat something nasty and bitter, she immediately runs away and hides, and when you take her in your arms, she turns around in every way. A rare case, when everything does without injuries for you, and the animal, taking an exhausted look, leaves undefeated. Let's try to figure out how to give a cat a pill.
If the temperament of your pet is calm, then one can do with one of the simple ways:
- Stir the medicine and powder to mix with a small amount of pet food
- Pour out a small amount of liquid and wait for the cat to drink it.
In most cases, the animal, rasprobovav unpleasant aftertaste, refuses to take the drug. Then the question arises: "How to give the cat a pill if she managed to feel the bitterness of the medicine?". In this case, you need to wait about 10 minutes and proceed again, but you will have to use "heavy artillery".
As one of the options, you can take the cat by the collar and raise it. The animal has a reflexively opened mouth where it is necessary to quickly place the pill and keep the jaws closed until the medicine is swallowed.
If the previous option does not suit you, then you need to know how to give the cat a pill with a syringe (without a needle).
1. Grind the medicine, mix with a small amount of water.
2. Insert the tip of the syringe between the back teeth and inject its contents.
3. To pet more easily swallow a medicine, stroke his neck.
After the pills, the cats may start salivating, maybe a foam will go away - do not be afraid, because it will pass quickly, but you need to watch that the medicine does not come out.
Before you give the cat a pill, you need to remember a few simple rules:
• it is undesirable to mix drugs with food, it is more effective to introduce them in pure form;
• If you need to give the cat a medicine in the form of a powder, then it should be mixed with water or milk and this mixture should be smeared on the tongue and lips.
How can a cat give a pill in the most reliable way? It is necessary to place your pet on the table so that it sits quietly. Put your hand on the cat's head. The index finger and the thumb should grasp the corners of the mouth. Keep your head so that the nose is staring at the ceiling, press your fingers on your lips to open your mouth. With the index finger and thumb of the other hand, hold the pill, and with your middle finger, hold the jaw from closing. Place the tablet on the root of the tongue and immediately close the mouth. Since the cat can begin to break out and twitch, it is necessary to do everything accurately and quickly.
Do not self-medicate your pet, be sure to show it to a veterinarian if you have a suspicion that the animal is sick. Do not give him any pills without doctor's permission! And we must not forget that some products are forbidden to grind. In order for the medicine to slip more easily, it can be moistened with water or vegetable oil.