Helpful Tips for Cats

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    Brushing your cat’s teeth

    Instructions Teaching your cat to accept brushing will take some training, but will be very beneficial to the cat once he is accustomed to the process. Daily brushing is most…

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    Administering eye drops to your cat

    Make sure that you wash your hands both before and after administering the medication to prevent the spread of infection.

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    Giving liquid medication to your cat

    The easiest way to give your cat liquid medication is to mix it in with some canned food. To ensure that the medication is actually taken, it is best to give a small amount of food that the cat is certain to eat rather than a large portion that the cat may not complete. 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.

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    Giving your cat a pill

    The easiest way to give your cat a pill is to hide the pill in food. This usually works best if the pill is hidden in a small amount of tuna or cream cheese. To ensure that the pill is actually taken, it is best to give a small amount of food that the cat is certain to eat rather than a large portion that the cat may not complete. Some cats may spit out the pill, so it is important to monitor this activity. If your cat persists in spitting out the pills or if dietary restrictions prevent you from hiding the pills in an appealing treat, you will need to administer the pill directly into the cat’s mouth.

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    Administering ear drops to your cat

    Instructions Remember that the ear may be very painful and that the cat may respond by scratching and biting. Warm the medication by standing the bottle in a bowl of…