How to Humainly Medicate Your Cat




In this instructable we are going to learn the "whipped-cream" meethod of medicating a cat.
Warning The Following procedure may cause unbearable amounts of fun for your cat(s) and will make life a lot easier when your cat(s) is/are sick
There is a rumor that cats love dairy products and who doesn't love whipped-cream (please excuse my comment if you are lactose intolerant). So I decided to make being sick less of a worry for my cat, no pill jammers or syringes needed.

Whipped cream
Liquid Medicine
Small dish

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Step 1: Step One: When at the Vet Ask for Liquid Medication

The reasons are scientifically proven liquids dissolve, so why can't medicine dissolve into a food. That is why you don't need a hammer to mash up pills, but most of all never use a medication that came with syringe and needle that was clearly directed to be injected into your cat in a way that is used with all kinds of animals.

Step 2: Preparing the Meal

First check for all supplies then fill the dish with Whipped-cream but only put in about double the amount of medicine in the dish.
Then dump the necessary amount of medicine into the dish use the blunt end of a spoon to mix in the medicine.

Step 3: Serve and Watch Your Cat Feel Good and Get Better!

A little fun can never hurt right?

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the heads up! Just got my babt spayed yesterday and will be giving pain meds for the next 4 days, so am glad for another idea. Both of us thank all of you :)


    8 years ago on Step 3

    One of my kitties had crystals in his urine and had to take the pink ampicillin. HE HATED IT!! I had several puncture wounds as a result. I started mixing his with butter and layering it on the top of his paws. He wasn't all that pleased, but since he is a nice, clean kitty and didn't like pink greasy paws, he would lick every bit off. I wish I had known about the whipped cream, he might have liked that way more!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Why did I never think of this on my own? I certainly would have used yogurt, not whipped cream, because I don't want a sick cat with a major sugar high. My cat needed surgery once for a bowel obstruction (the piggie had swallowed a pistachio in the shell whole before I could wrestle it away from her). In that instance I was supposed to keep her calm and try to limit her exercise during recovery... yeah, just try that with a ten month old wild street kitten :) I definitely suggest plain yogurt for anyone in a similar situation!

    Thanks for the Instructable, it was nice to see a problem creatively solved!

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    TschNJSun Gear

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Cats become lactose intolerant after being weaned from their mothers.  They no longer need milk, but must have water.  l am lactose intolerant and share my lactose-free milk with my 3 cats.  l don't drink milk often so they help me use up the quart of milk before it's 5-day 'must-use-by' date.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

     Two of my three cats are VERY lactose intolerant. If I give themeven a tiny bit of milk, they get sick for at least half an hour. Thetwo times I tried it just barely covered the bottom of the bowl.


    9 years ago on Step 3

     An excellent idea - I have 4 cats, and this problem comes up frequently. An associated trick is to request the "pink" liquid ampicillin antibiotic from your vet, rather than the "white". It has a peppermint scent. Some cats actually like it (in my experience about 1/2 of 'em), and will enthusiastically lick it off an eye-dropper or spoon.

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Yes!  My cat was on a 6-week treatment of pink ampicillin and I was giving it to her twice a day with an oral syringe.  I had been shooting it into her mouth for 4 weeks when on one attempt, I missed:  it went all over her, me and the bed!  What was she doing?  Lapping it up!  She liked it!  I refilled the syringe and she licked it off the tip of the syringe as I squeezed the plunger.  After that, she looked forward to her meds.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    i have four cats and one of the four developed an intestinal inflammation and the only kind of antibiotic applicable was uber bitter.  I tried butter, yogurt, tuna, sardines , poke and puff...breaking the pill in half just resulted in both bits being left behind...crushing it made it sniffable and tasteable from first matter how far back I put it in her mouth or how long I held her mouth closed...she arked it up.  I am an RN so I tried giving the injectable version.  I have done this with all my other animals with no problem...this one turned into  demon kitty.  She is the only cat I have ever known who was in no way restrained by holding her by the ruff (like a momma cat).  This cat and a litter mate were dumped on my farm at about two weeks old.  I syringe/bottle fed them for six weeks.  Her sissie is trouble free, but this one ...good thing i love her so much. 


    10 years ago on Step 3

    Great idea. I hate giving my cat(s) pills, because it seems when you have to give them, it is for a long enough time that the cat feels the only time you pick him up you are going to stuff something in his mouth. i have a cat right now that has to have a drug twice a day, I'm going to try this...I think it will work great.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    First, it's spelled "Humanely, not "humainly". Nice trick with the whipped cream, but there really are cats who are lactose intolerant. Not all, so you are a very lucky owner! Kudos on using as little as possible when medicating kitty! Some people would go way overboard. Commercial cat pillers are in no way harmful to the cat. They have soft rubber tips are don't really cause the cat trauma if used quickly and correctly. That being said, one of my two cats is NOT a pill taker, and the last meds she had to take were only available in pill form. We ended up taking her to the 24 pet hospital twice daily for a week, at $5 a visit! She was on to our plan of grinding pills and mixing into soft foods. The liquid meds aren't too hard to administer using a regular (needle-less) syringe. The best key to medicating kitty is keeping things quiet and calm. Don't use excited voices, and ALWAYS give love to make it a positive experience. Unless you have a cat from hell, like me!

    Rob K

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I have a faded 4 inch scar on my arm from trying to pill my cat 8 years ago. Now I know that there is a easier way.