Tripboba.com - The key in learning how to give a cat a pill is to try to approach the task calmly so that you can minimize stress to your cat. Never put yourself at risk of getting bitten or scratched—this is why watching your cat closely is important to look for any signs of fertility and distress.
How to give a difficult cat a pill
If your cat is very docile, you can give the pill to your furry friend as is. Place your cat on a flat, stable surface such as the floor or a tabletop; you can put down a towel to stop them from slipping. It’ll be easier for you to give the medications from behind or next to your cat. Just make sure you’re not taking your cat by surprise as this will startle them and may result in a defensive scratch or nip.
Now, take the pill in one hand and with the other hand gently hold over the top of their head with your thumb and index fingers on either side of their jaw and tilt your cat’s head upwards. Gently open the lower jaw with the other hand. Then, slip the pill near the back of his tongue, close his mouth and wait for him to swallow the medicine.
Sadly, cats, in general, tend to act more aggressively and will resist our attempts. And this is when you’d want to learn how to give a cat a pill. Fret not—you can try one of the strategies to know how on the next page!