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Is there any easy way to give nasal drops to a cat?

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My vet said I should give little noses pediatric nasal drops to my cat Bear once a day because of his really bad runny nose. Well Bear just will have none of that. I even used me and one other person to try and get it in but he just struggles like he was going to die if we put those drops down him. I tried putting my hand over his eyes while doing it but that didn't help. He is really stuffed up and keeps sneezing and blowing snot out of his nose. So is there any method to doing this?
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I swaddle my cats like babies in a towel before delivering medicines they don't want. I hold them like I would a baby and then in goes the drops.
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The only way is to scruff him very firmly, pull his head back and administer the drops. You need to be quick and act like you're in charge. Release him the moment you're done and tell him what a good boy he was.

Remember, he's going to pick up on your vibe if you're nervous or hesitant.

The best time to get this done is when he's off guard, sleepy and relaxed.

My wife and I administer nasal vaccines to our cats instead of shots. What I've described above is the only sure fire way to get the job done without the cats freaking out. They certainly don't like fluids up their nose.
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Remember what was also mentioned in your other thread - steam treatment works wonders for stuffed-up kitties. Most people just steam up the bathroom and AFTER put the cat inside for 15-20 minutes. You can do it 3-4 or more times a day. (Obviously don't leave your cat alone with any hot water in there.)
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