Medicating Your Cat

Articles about medicating your cat...

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  • * Antibiotic Resistent Bacteria
    Learn why bacteria become resistant to antibiotics - and how to prevent or avoid it happening to your cat ...
    February 2021

  • * Baby Food 'Medicine'
    As Mary Poppins would say, 'A spoonful of sugar... ah... chicken... helps the medicine go down!' 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 . . .
    September 2016

  • * Compounding A Medication In Butter
    As a cat breeder, it is not usual 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...
    September 2016

  • * Compounding Medications
    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...
    September 2016

  • * Compounding Pharmacies for Cats
    A compounding pharmacy specializes in preparing customized medications for patients. In recent years, compounding pharmacies have grown in popularity and are now offering their services to animal patients too. Learn more . . .
    December 2015

  • * Correct Way To Give Eye Drops
    Understanding the best way to give eye drops will make medicating the occasional eye infection much easier for you and less stressful for your cat. Step-by-step instructions complete with photos show you exactly how best to administer eye drops to your cat...
    September 2011

  • * Front Load Dosing
    "Front Load Dosing" is a medicating protocol that is used at the beginning of a course of drug administration that can be used to jump-start the effectiveness of the medicine prescribed ...
    October 2015

  • * Giving Subcutaneous Fluids
    Giving a cat fluids under the skin is often essential in saving weak newborns, sick kittens or older cats with diseases such as chronic kidney failure that causes dehydration. This article includes detailed instructions and photos showing how anyone can learn how to give sub-q fluids to their kitties . . .
    August 2016

  • * Giving Your Cat An Injection
    Sub-Q or IM: Learn the correct technique for giving your cat injections, complete with photos!
    November 2019

  • * How to Calculate the Correct Amount of a Medication to Give Your Cat
    Are you sometimes confused about the proper dosages to give to your cats? Learn the correct way to determine the proper dosage of medicine for your feline 'patient'.
    September 2016

  • * How to Pill Your Cat
    Sooner or later, you will have to give one of your feline family members medication... and that often means the dreaded 'pill'. This article includes photos showing the best way to get that pill down your kitty's throat :-)
    September 2016

  • Loading A Syringe With Nutrical
    An easy way of feeding Nutri-Cal to an uncooperative feline is by loading it into a syringe. Lean how!
    September 2022

  • * Pill Popper
    With a handy pill-popper, giving medications to your cat will be less of be a struggle. Every first-aid kit should include one!
    September 2016

  • * Pulse Dosing
    The term "pulse dosing" refers to administering several courses of a medication, with a "rest" period in between. Learn more about this useful drug protocol ...
    October 2015

  • * Scruffing A Cat
    Scruffing a cat is a useful technique for immobilizing a kitty to keep it calm and cooperative for grooming or medicating. With a little practice, anyone can become expert at scruffing a kitty quickly and easily . . .
    April 2020

  • * Support Therapy For Your Cat
    Learn how to support your sick cat during the critical period between becoming ill and responding to treatment.
    March 2019

  • * Syringes You Should Own
    A selection of syringe in various sizes and types can help make the care and feeding of your kittens much easier.
    February 2022

  • * Transdermal Medications: a letter of concern from Dr. Susan Little
    The newest method for delivering some drugs is in a transdermal cream or gel. Dr. Susan has some words of caution when using this method of medicating.
    February 2001

  • * Why A Course Of Antibiotics Should Always Be Completed
    Seeing an antibiotic course to completion is one of the most important aspects of therapy. Do you know why? Learn more...
    March 2019



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