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Old July 23rd, 2011, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by dbg10 View Post
I am going to take him at the beginning of August to the vet when I take Smokey for his weigh-in and let her try to get it down him. If she's successful I'll use her method here at home.
The way I do it is how two of my previous vets did it too but on the counter w/the cat tucked into the crook of the arm, hold that hand under the bottom of the jaw to "pop" the mouth open. There is a specific place just behind the back molars that will involuntarily open their mouths. The vets of course can't have cats spitting pills out in the office since it doesn't look good in front of the client

It's far less stressful for the cat to have it done quickly & without a lot of fuss.
Originally Posted by growler~GateKeeper View Post
With forefinger on the pill place it on the roof of the mouth & quickly slide it all the way down the back of the throat. This way there is no chance for them to spit it out, and it's over much faster.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do

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