How to Give Your Cat a Pill

Dr. Crystal Heath demonstrates just how easy it can be to give your cat a pill, and why getting them used to being handled around the mouth and ears is a good thing!

A quick overview of how to give your cat a pill:

  1. Sit comfortably on the ground and place your cat in front of you
  2. Start with a yummy treat that your cat likes so they relax and associate this with a good experience
  3. Gently lift your cat’s jaw and stick the pill inside his/her mouth, then blow on his/her nose
  4. Finish with another yummy snack and some chin and ear scratches!

Questions? Visit Berkeley Humane’s Resource Center for more information.

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