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Pet of all breeds and species need medication to stay fit and healthy for long. Your pets also need special care and medical supervisions. Veterinarians are of great help these days in feeding medicines, but it is ultimately you or your pet sitter who needs to feed the medicines on a regular basis. Though pet sitters can handle the task efficiently, it may sound difficult for you, especially when it comes to liquid medicine. However, there are a number of easy techniques for capsules or tablets and liquids too. In this blog, we will help you to feed your cat with little effort and without any scratch and bite! cat feed medicine Mix with Cat Foods… Simple Yes! it is an easy option to follow, but hard one if your cat can sense it. Get some food of his choice and initially, give a small quantity of food without medicine to earn his trust. If it goes well, head for the next step. Add medicine to a small amount of food. Don’t add it to the entire meal, as if it fail to complete the meal, he will not get appropriated dose. Rather, you can give the dose in parts. For tablets, crush it well, and mix it with lunch, dinner and sometimes even with water (if it is water soluble) and feed it using a feeding bottle – a number of times. Raw liquid medicines, if recommended are a necessary evil for your cat. But I can assure you, if you do it right, it is an easy job! To Start With… Get the medication ready For liquid medicines, a bottle shake is needed. Shake it well, and then withdraw the appropriate amount of the solution into the dropper or oral syringe given by your Vet. Keep the filled dropper or syringe aside somewhere handy. Most of the time, cats goes aggressive and manifest unwillingness by throwing legs while taking the medicines. It, many times knocks down the entire bottle. To avoid the mess, place the bottle at a safe distance from you. Don’t (show) Panic If you are a first timer, feeding liquid medicine can be nerve-racking for you! Don’t blame yourself, as it is absolutely normal for any pet parent. But it is better not to express your feeling, as your cat will feel the same as well. So, stay calm and talk to your cat in a happy and encouraging voice. Even if you fail, and seek help from your cat-sitter, do not believe yourself as an inappropriate pet parent. Learn the techniques he/she adopts for feeding your cat and get prepared for the next time! Towel Wrap – It helps! Yes.. this is a familiar method to administer any liquid solution to any small pet breeds. Wrap a towel or a small blanket against it, so that only its head sticks out. Place her back and head against something so that she cannot move away from you. After you wrap your cat, you can either place him on a dinner table – on eye level and ask someone to help you feed him, or can do it yourself by placing him between your knees, as you sit on the floor – it helps me! You can also think of any other position and comment here to let us know that! Do Not Rush with the Medicine After you are in a comfortable position, administer the medicine slowly and allow it some time to swallow. Then you can continue with next dose (if the dose is much more). After you are done, let it jiggle and wiggle for some time. It helps in digestion. Bribe Time I am sure, medicine is not something any cat looks for. So, it will never be a pleasant experience for your pet. But as a pet parent, it is your responsibility to cheer it up whatever it takes. Though you can get many ideas depending on the taste and preference of your pet, but an easy and instant way make it happy is to treat your cat with his favorite feed and gain ground for the next time! Tip – A picture tells a thousand word, so go through youtube videos if you want to know how should your hold the jaws of your cat, what should be the positions of your finger and learn more on cat feeding! Hope my blog comes handy the next time you feed your cat. I would love to hear from you if I missed something out. Comment and let me know how well you fed your cat!

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