New Video on How to Give your Cat a Pill -- Easily, we Promise

North Elm Animal Hospital: How to give your Cat A Pill

So, we have sent you home with pills for your cat ... now what?  What looks so easy in our office may not seem so easy at home!

Watch Dr. Coates demonstrate the best technique to pill a cat in this short video.

To recap, hold the pill between the thumb and index finger of your right hand, if you are right handed. Then, hold your cat's head with your left, just behind the jaw and point the nose upward. Use the middle finger on your right hand to open the mouth and then drop the pill inside the mouth. Your cat may not swallow right away, so you can massage their throat a little to encourage swallowing.

And, as always, if you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call!

 

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