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Posted on 05-24-2015
We all, pet owners and veterinarians alike, have had problems getting pills down a cat. Here are seven steps and some further advice on how to get a cat to more willingly take those pills. As the song says “a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down”. Only in this case it may be a handful of treats.
A cat can be trained to accept something less exciting like water from a syringe if it is followed by a treat.
It is important to start this process at an early age or before the cat needs medication. This will reduce stress on every one. Even cats that have had bad experiences before can relearn with this process. Just break it down into steps. Build slowly. Don’t try to do the whole training process in one sitting. This takes time, but should make giving medication when they are needed much less stressful and scary.
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