Making your world a better place

Learn more

Tips For Getting Your Cat To Eat a Tablet

Many owners dread having to give their feline medication. Cats often do not make the most patient of patients. Dr. Melissa Meehan provides her tips on how to effortlessly give tablets to your cat...

Top Tips

  • Giving tablets to a cat is a two person job. One person needs to keep the cat still with a firm yet soft grip and another person has to administer the drugs.
  • This is easiest achieved via a pill popper that holds the pill firmly and is used to insert the tablet into the side of the cat's mouth.
  • Once the cat is held securely, the person giving the tablets needs to grip the cat's head firmly and pull the top lip back to open the mouth.
  • Use the pill popper to insert the tablet into the cat's mouth then withdraw the device when deposited. Softly hold the cat's lips together and tickle their throat until the pill is swallowed. You know this has happened once the cat licks its lips.
  • Repeat this process for subsequent pill dispensation.

These tops tips will hopefully make caring for your sick cat a little easier.

How do I toilet train my cat

I rescued an adult female, desexed cat six months ago. Apparently she’s always been an outside cat. I have another cat who is mostly indoors and I would only let outside during the day if I was home. Luna didn’t like being indoors and wasn’t using the litter tray properly. I had her confined in the bathroom for a few days to get use to it and she would go next to it, rarely in it. She will sometimes use a tray otherwise will urinate or poop on the floor. I am at wits end. I have two trays, I’ve changed the type of litter, put dirt in the tray, picked up the poop and put it in the tray to show her that where it goes. I’ve used spray in the tray to attract her to want to use the tray. I bought felliway diffuser which is meant to calm cats and have also used the rescue remedy drops in her food. I’ve recently moved house where there is a cat enclosure so she can go in and out when ever she pleases but still goes in the kitchen (as I now close the bathroom door when she started going to the toilet in there), but tonight I noticed she’s been going in the spare room if anything is left on the floor which is carpeted. So I’ve now cleared that whole room to prevent her from going to the toilet. She is still going in the kitchen. I’ve tried cleaning the area and eliminating her scent by using water and vinegar then once dry use bi carb soda and hydrogen peroxide and it has made no difference. She’s been tested for a bladder infection which came up negative. I love animals. I have another cat which she now gets along with and two dogs which she is still getting use to. I don’t know what else to do and I don’t want to give her up but feel like I will have no choice.