Giving Oral Liquid Medications to your cat . Relax! If you are anxious, your cat will likewise react and Your Cat will reflect your emotions ! Relax and be calm. However, try to keep in mind that the quicker you can go through the process of giving medication, the easier it is for the both of you. It does get less stressful with time and experience. Prepare all of the medications that you are about to give, before you call for your cat. Tablets and capsules should be individually set out and liquids drawn up into an oral syringe. Tablets and capsules may be wrapped into a small piece of meat, bread or cheese that is tasty to your cat. Check with your veterinarian or pharmacist first, though, because not all medications are compatible with cheese products.
When you are ready, call your dog to come to you in a happy voice. Bring your cat into a corner of the room and position his rear end into the corner, so that he cannot back away from you.
With one hand, grasp your cat’s muzzle from above. Position your hand so that the tips of your fingers are at the corner of the mouth on one side and your thumb at the corner of the mouth on the other side.
While gently tipping your cat’s head back so that the chin points upward, squeeze behind the canine upper teeth with your fingers. This should cause the lower jaw to open a little bit. With your other hand, push on the lower front teeth to open the jaw further.
Quickly place the medication as far back in the mouth as possible. Preferably on the back of the tongue. Do not place your hand too far into the mouth, however, as this may cause your cat to choke and gag.
Gently lower your cat’s head and keep his mouth closed by wrapping your fingers around his muzzle. Gently rubbing or blowing on your cat’s nose may stimulate swallowing, if it is necessary.