Here’s the 4 ways I give my cat a pill all by myself – without bleeding or crying! There’s a different way for every personality, even difficult cats!
You’re standing at the vet and they tell you that your cats need to go on medicine. Ok, no big deal, I’ll just mix it in their food. Then they tell you the medicine only comes in pill form. UGH, you start falling to the floor, sobbing and crying “I’m going to die!”. For anyone who’s ever had to pill a cat, this is probably a situation you can relate to. It’s very rare that a cat will take a pill willingly with a purr, so sometimes you have to figure out Plan B… and then Plan C, Plan D, Plan E when everything else fails.
Take a Deep Breath
First, take a deep breath. It’s totally going to be ok. I know at first it might not be a fun experience and you might get defeated, but you’ll figure it out. Even when your cat scratches you, bites you, makes a meow like it is dying (its not) just know you have to work hard to get that pill into your cat, it’s important, so don’t give up. Once you figure out what technique works for your cat then you’ll be smooth sailing (ok, maybe not smooth, but you’ll be calmer.. and your cat too).