There are different types of medications for cats, such as tablets, capsule, spot-on, and oral liquids.The syringe used to administer medications is no exception, as cats tend to struggle and resist having things forced into their mouths.Giving your cat a liquid medication is not that hard if you follow a few simple tips.
Step 1: Put out a towel.
There is a large clean towel in the area where you plan to administer the medication.Unless your cat is very placid, you will use this later to wrap the cat up in order to keep it still and avoid being scratched.It's best to have a full-sized beach or bath towel.Make the towel completely flat by stretching it out.It's convenient to work at a table or countertop.
Step 2: The medication should be prepared.
To properly prepare the medication, follow the instructions on the bottle.Shaken liquid medications are often needed before each dose.If the medication will be administered directly from the bottle, place it on a flat surface that is easy to reach.The towel.
Step 3: Prepare the dropper.
Load the syringe with the prescribed amount of medication if your medication will be administered via dropper.Measure carefully and follow the instructions.The dropper can be easily reached from your area.
Step 4: Put the cat in a position.
Carry your cat to your area.Make sure your voice is relaxing and soothing.The cat is in the middle of the towel.
Step 5: The cat should bemobilized.
At this point, you need to make sure that the cat cannot wiggle or escape.It is possible to hold your cat if it is very placid.If you have an assistant, he or she should put a hand on each of the cat's shoulders.The cat can't scratch its front paw if it is still.To stop the cat from backing away or wriggling sideways, you or the assistant can cuddle it to your chest or stomach.If your cat is likely to scratch you, you'll need to wrap the cat in a towel.Wrap your cat around its head.A snug fit around the neck keeps the claws safe.To do this, fold one half of the towel over the cat's back and repeat the process with the other.Take up any slack in the towel around its neck so that its front legs are pinned against its body.If you have an assistant, put their hands on the towel over the cat's shoulders to steady the animal.
Step 6: The cat has a mouth.
You can make an inverted "C" shape with your left hand.Put the C over the cat's head.The corner of the cat's mouth is where your fingers and thumb should be resting.The cat's upper lips should be pressed over its upper cheek teeth.If you are left-handed, use your right hand to open the cat's mouth to give the medication.The approach forces the cat to open its mouth slightly in order to avoid biting its own lip, while also reducing the likelihood that you will be bitten.
Step 7: The cat's head should be raised.
The cat should angle its head towards the ceiling once it has opened it's mouth.This can be accomplished by rotating your wrist.The lower jaw is opened a little by tipping its head upwards.
Step 8: Put the needle in the cat's mouth.
The hub of the syringe is behind the cat's lower fangs and should be left in your hand.
Step 9: Allow the medicine to be administered.
About half a liter of fluid can be dribbled into the cat's mouth if you gently and slowly press the needle.If you put medicine in the cat's mouth, it will try to swallow.If your cat likes to lower her head to swallow, you may need to relax your wrist so that she can do it in a more natural way.
Step 10: The medicine should be finished.
Give the cat half a liter of medicine after it has had a chance to eat.Continue until you have administered the full dose.
Step 11: A reward for the cat.
As you unwrap the towel, talk to the cat.Most likely, the cat will run off as soon as it can, but if it doesn't get any affection or food, it will probably run away.The reward of medicine will make the task easier next time.