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RE: Pilling a cat ... (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: azzalea on 08.13.2007 at 07:19 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Actually, about 30 years ago, an old country vet taught me how to give a cat a pill. Several cats later, I can tell you that I've found it to be both very easy and 100% effective.

Cradle the cat in one arm, hand positioned to open their mouth. In the other hand, hold the pill between your thumb and first finger. Wet your other 3 fingers. Open cat's mouth, toss pill as far back as possible, close mouth, and wipe your wet fingers over their nose. They have an automatic reflex--they HAVE to lick off their nose and swallow--and they don't even notice they've ingested the dreaded pill--LOL! As I say, I've used that with many cats, my own and friends' over the years and it's always worked.

Hope that helps. And hope the kitties are soon in tip top health, and won't need any pills at all. Good luck.

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