Do you own a cat? You probably know that it’s easier said than done to give your feline friend a pill. Here, your Louisville, CO veterinarian offers a few helpful tips.
Hide in Food
Unless your cat’s medication is specifically made to be given on an empty stomach, it’s probably easiest to simply hide the pill inside a glob of wet cat food or inside of a soft cat treat. You can also try rolling up a slice of deli meat and feeding it to your cat with the pill inside.
Sometimes, you can grind up a pill and sprinkle it over food. Ask your vet before doing this, though—it’s possible that medication could be rendered ineffective when crushed. Even more frightening, time-released pills, which are made to be released slowly, may introduce an overdose of medication to your pet if ground up.
Did you know that some pills come in chewable and/or flavored varieties? Pets tend to gobble these up, as they’re usually formulated to taste like a treat. Ask your veterinarian if your cat’s medication happens to come in such a form.
Need more help with your cat’s medication? Call your Louisville, CO vet.