Ask your vet to have the pharmacy make the medicine liquid taste good like tuna flavor liquid or even a chewable treat. If your cat has to have two medications, it would be better if you can combine into one syringe. It is the amount of times that is a big deal for the cat. Ask your vet before you combine the medications.
It may be advisable to restrain the cat by wrapping it in a blanket or towel with only its head exposed. The first few times, it may also be helpful to have someone else hold the wrapped cat while you administer the medication.
Use the syringe into the corner of your pet's mouth between the teeth and the cheek. There is no waste of medication with the syringe. The pet does not like it in front of their mouth. You can also use a dropper. I find it easier to use the syringe there's usually no waste.
Don't tilt your pet's head back, that could cause the medication to go to your pet's lungs. 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 breath. You can gently hold your pet's mouth closed and stroke your pet's throat to encourage swallowing.
Most cats will spit out some of the medication. DO NOT re-medicate unless you are certain
that NONE of the medication was taken.
Afterward, give your pet a treat.
Very important! Pet medications should always be given for the full length of time prescribed.
If you are not sure on how to administer medications, ask your vet for a demonstration technique.
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