How to give your cat liquid medicine
Aluminum hydroxide is available as a tasteless powder which can be mixed with the pet's wet or dry food. Your veterinarian may be able to have this medication compounded into capsules that contain the correct dose of medication for your pet, or made into a liquid medicine that can be specifically flavored to suit your pet's taste.
Video Tips on how to give cats capsules or pill medications. Learn how to use a "pill gun or pill popper". How to give medication with a helper, or by yourself.
Tips on how to give cats liquid medications.
Also, pharmacies can make up a fish tasting base for most liquid medicines. Ask your vet about it. It's a bit more expensive but most cats like the taste.Corticosteroids are also commonly used for the treatment of IBD. To make things easier on you and your pet, cat medications can be compounded into a flavor tab or a flavored liquid for easier administering (and who doesn’t like salmon flavor!) Our veterinary technicians will train you on what to do and will help you manage your cat’s medication schedule.In this video, Dr. D humorously shows you the reality of administering liquid medication to an uncooperative cat. It's not easy, but it can be done!The easiest way to give your cat liquid medication is to mix it in with some canned food. To ensure that your cat swallows all of the medication, it is best to mix it into a small amount of canned food that you feed by hand, rather than mixing it into a full bowl of food that the cat may not completely eat. Some cats may be unwilling to eat the food or may have dietary restrictions that prevent you from using this technique. If this is the case, you will need to administer the medication directly into the cat's mouth.If you are a visual person and want to see for yourself how to administer cat medication, here is a very useful YouTube video demonstrating how to give your cat liquid medicine. A picture is worth a thousand words, and videos are golden when it comes to this kind of stuff.Slowly squeeze the syringe to dispense the liquid medication. Make sure you do this slowly so the cat has time to swallow the liquid and breathe.Before you give the medication, make sure that you have carefully read the prescription label and understand the dosing instructions. Gently shake or mix the liquid medication prior to drawing it into the dosing syringe. If the medication was refrigerated, you may want to warm it up by holding the syringe tightly in your hand for a minute or two, or by placing it in a warm water bath. DO NOT MICROWAVE THE MEDICATION. Liquid medications are prescribed to treat a variety of conditions. Some medicines that are usually prescribed as pills or capsules can be changed (compounded) to a liquid for easier administration. If you have trouble giving your cat pills, ask your veterinarian if compounding is possible for specific medicines.