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14 July 2009

Giving your cat a tablet

Your vet has just given you a little yellow envelope with tablets that your cat needs to be given twice a day for the next five days.

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Your vet has just given you a little yellow envelope with tablets that your cat needs to be given twice a day for the next five days. Paying for the tablets is the easy part, as you’re about to find out. But there is an effective way of getting a tablet down kitty’s throat.

Take action:
Catch the cat; put the cat on the table and stand alongside it; hold the cat tightly under your left arm, with its head facing the same way as yours; with your left hand, press hard in the corners of its mouth – its natural reaction to your doing this is to open its mouth; with your right hand, place the tablet at the back of the cat’s mouth – cats swallow by reflex if they have something in their mouths; hold the cat for a few seconds to make sure that the tablet is not spat out; if you have managed to do this without being scratched, or even bitten, you’re doing very well; prepare yourself for a few days of severe unpopularity with your cat.

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