Port Elizabeth vet, Dr Dean Sim, from the South City Veterinary Clinic demonstrate how to give a cat a pill.
Why do you need to know how to pill your cat, or dog?
A very common request I get from clients is to demonstrate how to give a cat a pill if their beloved pet does not want to take it.
It is not uncommon for someone to get scratched and bitten in an attempt to give their dog or cat a pill.
Simply put, some cats and dogs are just fussy and will not eat a tablet in their food.
When it comes to medication, particularly antibiotics, it is vital that the pet get the tablet – be it after or before food.
The success of treatment depends on the pet finishing the prescribed course.
When all other options and methods fail, pet owners are often left with no other option than to force feed their cat, or dog, the tablet. Over the years, I have demonstrated my method to thousands of cat, and dog owners. Obviously, over time people forget and need a quick reference to refer back to.
The video explains why and how to pill a cat – an option that can be used when all other easy pilling methods fail.
Hopefully this short video will show you a fairly easy method on how to pill your car.
In our next South City Vet video I will be demonstrating and explaining the different
methods on how to give your dog a pill.
Hopefully animal and pet lovers across Port Elizabeth, the Eastern Cape and world will be able to use these tips to ensure that their pet stays fit and healthy.