Title Cat: Dizzy

This Issue Published: Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Next Issue: Tuesday September 20,

 Special Issue:
Giving Your Cat A Pill

When a cat is sick, it may require medicine — and that often means giving the kitty patient a pill. Unfortunately, felines are renowned for objecting to taking pills . . so, in this special issue, we remind you of the tips and tricks that help the "medicine go down".

How To Calculate The Correct Dosage
When Medicating Your Cat
Member Article

Before giving any medication, make sure you are giving the proper dosage. Learn the correct way to determine the best dosage of medicine for your feline 'patient'.


How To Pill Your Cat
Member Article

Okay, the dosage is calculated and now it's time to give your cat the dreaded 'pill'. This article describes the easiest method for pilling and includes photos and a video demonstrating the best way to get that pill down your kitty's throat :-).


The Pill Popper
Member Article

With a handy pill-popper, giving medications to your cat will be less of be a struggle. Every first-aid kit should include one!


Water With The Pill
Member Article

A spoonful of water helps the medicine go down . . . and can prevent unwanted side-effects of medicating your cat. Learn why . . .


Compounding Medications
Member Article

For the cat owner, learning how to compound medications can save money and make medicating a cattery easier. With a little care and information, anyone can learn this simple skill . . .


Compounding A Medication In Butter
Member Article

It is not usual for a cat breeder to purchase medications in larger formulas rather than individual dosages to save money. The only catch is that the buyer must then divide the larger dosage into smaller cat-sized doses. While this can be done in several ways, mixing the medication in butter is a convenient and tasty method. Here's how to do it . . .


Baby-Food Medicine
Member Article

If a cat is very resistant to taking its medicine, sometimes it is easier to simply camouflage a pill, making it seem like a treat . . .


Pill Pockets
Member Article

If you have ever struggled to get your cat to take its medicine, you might want to consider giving it in a Pill Pocket. This tasty cat treat is designed to wrap around a pill or liquid medication, disguising it as a treat . . .


Gel Caps
Member Article

If a medicine has a bad taste, placing it in a gel cap can make giving your cat the medication a much more pleasant experience for both of you!


Turning A Pill Into A Liquid
Member Article

Sometimes a medicine is available only as a pill or a capsule, yet it would be much more convenient if it were in a liquid form. Here's instructions on how to turn that pill or capsule into a liquid medication . . .


How To Give Your Cat A Pill
Free Article

PLEASE NOTE: No cats were harmed during the writing of this article :-) . . .


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