Introduction: How to Feed a Cat Supplements
My cat has chronic renal insufficiency. I address this with a homemade diet and a number of supplements, most of which I grind with a mortar and pestle and add to his food. There is one supplement, though, that can't be crushed, and other methods of getting them into him all fail; they must taste too bad, and at his late age (15) I'm not going to traumatize both of us by forcing them down his throat.
Therefore, I put them in a Pill Pocket and feed them to him. Here is a video of how the process goes. You can see that by doing it this way, taking his medicine becomes a joy, not a pain!
All that is involved is to 1) take the supplement and put in in the pocket, and 2) smush it closed. Then watch as your kitty goes crazy for the num-nums. Just watch your fingers in case he misses the treat!
And if you're wondering if it's worth it, it is. Since I started doing this process consistently, his blood tests showed that his condition first stabilized, then started improving. He acts healthy and happy these days, with good energy, clear eyes, and no more overly dry skin.
If you are interested in the homemade food I give him, let me know in the comments, and I may publish another article on that.
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