Intro: How to Pill a Cat, the Easy Way.
Well, my mother bought this beautiful Selkirk rex, but it turned out, her entire litter was infected with a parasite. *sigh* We got the medicine, but sadly enough, tuna is not her flavor... Gravy on the other hand she gobbles up without even tasting. We also have 5 other cats, so I had to think of something to get her to eat her pill, and only her. I came up with this!
Step 1: What You Will Need
1. A needle-less syringe, I picked mine up at the drugstore for less than a buck.
2. Can, jar or mix yourself pack of your kitties favorite flavor gravy (don't worry, your not giving them tons, so as a short term diet effector, it's not terrible)
3. Your pill.
4. small shallow bowl
Or instead of 4 & 5 a mortar and pestle (make sure it's a marble or smooth ceramic, you don't want to lose the pill, or have it stuck forever in your pestle)
Step 2: Gravy Preperation!
Make gravy according to directions, if your using ready made jar gravy, warm it up and jump to next step.
Step 3: Pulverize the Pill
I used a mortar and pestle, so it came out real fine, but basically take that pill and crush it into a fine powder. It has to be fine or it will never fit through the small opening of the syringe. I have taken a close up pic of what your pill should look like, any chunkier than this and your never gonna get it through.
Step 4: Mix the Concotion
Depending on the size of your pill you only want about a tablespoon of gravy (we had a large pill, and had to use the whole tablespoon)
Slowly stir the powder into the gravy (not the other way, the pill will clump if you do).
Step 5: Suck Up the Juice!
Pull the gravy into the syringe, it will be thick, but will go in easy as long as you made the powder fine.
Hold the cat like a baby and squirt just a small amount on it's nose so it gets the taste, once it know whats going on, it will lap at the syringe, continue depressing it until it's empty.
Congrats! You just pilled your cat, and it will love you for it!
First Prize in the
JenP26 made it!