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How to Pill Your Cat

This is one of the best medication suggestions we've heard since we started working with Siberians. Thanks to Steve Dale for allowing us to share it with you. Steve has a super web page and, well, I'll let him tell you himself, so quoting from his website: "Steve writes a twice-weekly syndicated newspaper column (Tribune Media Services); he’s a contributing editor at USA Weekend and host of two nationally syndicated radio shows, Steve Dale’s Pet World and The Pet Minute, and Steve Dale’s Pet World at WLS Radio, Chicago." 


Rubber tipped piller, available from Revival Animal Health.

Now, from a recent email from Steve, is this superlative tip:

I tell people who purchase or adopt a new cat - get a pill gun or pill popper - available online and through many veterinary offices and even some pet stores....

Put moist food, baby food (without onion) or something else very special on the device every day or every other day or whenever you think of it. Even call your cat to you. Of course, 'cause it's good your cat will look forward to it.

Then one day, one year or five years or ten years from now, you'll need to add a pill. At this point your cat won't care. Your cat is already well conditioned to love it. Still, you'll have to hide the taste (best you can) of some pills. And this idea doesn't always always always work, but mostly it does.



Steve Dale

www.stevedalepetworld.com


Pill Glide from FlavorX

There is a new product called "Pill Glide" from FlavorX. We will be trying it the next time we need to medicate a cat or kitten. We will share our experience here. Currently we understand it is a pleasant (to children, anyway), flavoured spray that one sprays onto a pill or capsule immediately prior to presenting to the feline.


Pill Glide in Peach Flavour.

Until then, we we continue using butter (real butter) fairly successfully when pills are required.