How do you give a cat a pill?


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To give a cat a pill, use pill treats or a cat food meatball. If the cat must take the pill on an empty stomach, wrap the cat in a towel, open the cat���s mouth by pressing on the jaw, and place the pill in the cat���s mouth.

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  1. Put the pill in a treat

    The easiest way to give a cat a pill is to put the pill in a special treat designed to hold pills. Alternatively, roll soft cat food into a meatball, and put the pill in the meatball.

  2. Wrap the cat in a towel

    For pills that must be consumed on an empty stomach, wrap a towel around the cat's body to restrain the limbs and prevent scratches. Hold the cat to keep him still.

  3. Open the cat���s mouth and administer the pill

    Use your thumb and forefinger to press on the sides of the cat���s jaw to open the mouth. Place the pill on the back of the tongue, then close the cat���s mouth.

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