Well its a fun business giving meds to cats. They are smart
and as mentioned the meds do not taste to good. They catch
on real quick, open Refrigerator its meds, run for the hills.
Go after them looking like your going to get them for something, they hide under the dining room chairs..
Advise given such as chesse (mine likes x sharp cheddar
balls, or pocket pills or mine even will take sometimes Uri Ease/treat looking
things or any cat soft treat you can put in middle.
But most of time, I just take cat by holding upside down and putting way back in her side of mouth and say swallow. If spits up pill ,sometimes happens I repeat. I always win. If pills, I always have a bit of water
in syringe and squirt that in afterwards. You want to make sure
it goes down and does not stick in throat. If liquid I just squirt in very back
side of mouth and hope we dont loose too much. Again, I have another
syringe ready with a bit of water afterwards. Also, try to reward them with
a treat they do like afterwards or brushing if they like. Saying good girl
... good boy..... I did purchase the special pill popper thingy, but have
not a needed yet to try it, so can't comment on how those work yet.
I would not try to put meds. in food, I dont think that would ever work.
Might work for some dogs, but not cats.
If Uti, I do sugesst getting the antiobotic shot at vets, with meds to go home,
the shots work so much faster then the home meds. If your cat is suffering,
better to get faster treatment. Meds. at home alone you will not see
any improvement for about 3 long days.
Oh, and also wanted to mention if you are a timed feeder make sure
kitty has something in tummy before meds. When I had to pill the
a med. and the cat had mostly empty stomach with 10 mins. after pilling
big throw up and boy that is nasty! So warning, make sure they had
some food in stomach, if I applied this reasoning, no throw up.
Hope that helps and your kitty cooperates, but the longer the treatment
the more fun it is.