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How To Trick A Cat To Take Liquid Medicine

September 30, 2021

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In this blog post, I will explain how to trick a cat into taking liquid medicine. Cats are notoriously difficult when taking medication, and they usually avoid the liquid as if it was poison. To ensure that your cat takes their medication properly, you have two options:

  1. You can put some of the liquid in with food.
  2. use a dropper and hold them down for a few seconds until they lick it off.

My cat hates getting his medicine. He will do everything in his power to avoid it. I can even tell when he is sick because he becomes a pro at avoiding me with the medicine dropper in my hand! What’s funny is that he doesn’t even know what it is, but he knows exactly what I’m up to.

How to open a cat's mouth

Ok, so I have been fighting my cat for over a month to get him better. He can’t shake a cold and is just miserable with all sorts of symptoms. He hides under the bed, and when I try to talk to him, he acts like he doesn’t even know me. It’s really sad because I hate seeing my cat in pain and sick.

I finally found something that works! What you do is gently pick up your cat and hug them as tight as humanly possible. It would be best to hold on to their head, or they will escape by jumping down.

Then look directly into the cat’s eyes and tell them how much you love them and want what’s best for them. To get the medicine down, I had to pull back their mouth and put the liquid in the spot where all animals have a small hole that leads into their throat. You can then let go of your cat, and they will be relatively content.

My trick

Luckily, I have found a way to trick my cat into taking his medicine. The key is fast action! Once you know your cat’s routine down to the second, it becomes very easy to sidestep their plan of attack.

First, bring out the dropper. If your cat hisses, screams, and tries to get away, you might get away with it. The trick is to be faster than him! As soon as you get the medicine dropper out of its container, put a little bit of the liquid on your finger and let him smell it.

He will probably try to bite or lick it. Then, quickly put your finger in his mouth. He will automatically swallow to protect his tongue from being licked, so this should be easy!

Fast action to trick your cat

Once you know their routine, it can be very easy to sidestep their plan of attack. First, bring out the dropper. If your cat hisses, screams, and tries to get away, you might get away with it. The trick is to be faster than him! As soon as you get the medicine dropper out of its container, put a little bit of the liquid on your finger and let them smell it. They will probably try to bite or lick it. Then quickly put your finger in their mouth. They will automatically swallow to protect their tongue from being licked, so this should be easy!

Then, tap on the roof of your cat’s mouth with the dropper and put it in just a little bit further. He might spit some out, but you probably got most of it.

Usually, my cat spits out part of it, so I just put the rest in his mouth, and he swallows it. And that’s how you trick your cat into taking medicine! It’s not so difficult after all! Bon appetit, kitty!

Cat open his mouse

More examples of how to trick your cat

Also, remember that cats are always curious about new smells, so if you give one little taste of the medicine on your finger, they will probably be interested in it.

If you are too slow, they will get away, though, so make sure to put your finger in their mouth right away! Also, try using different types of medicine.

For example, if the powder is too hard to trick them, try squirting some liquid medicine into food or milk. If that doesn’t work, try putting some on your finger. Finally, remember the time when they are most likely to get it right – when your kitty is eating food!

Conclusion

The most important thing you should remember when trying to trick your cat into taking its medicine is that speed is essential! If the cat sees you coming or hears you, it will get away.

You can even try to hide in a room and wait until they eat their food so they won’t see the dropper when you bring it out! Sometimes, you can get away with not using the dropper at all. Just use your finger, and it will be much easier to trick them.

I hope you enjoyed reading my article about how to trick your cat into taking liquid medicine! Try it now because your kitty needs some medicine! Remember-time is very important, so be swift. If you are too slow, the cat will get away, but if you are fast enough, bingo! You will be able to trick your cat.

Mary Wilson
Mary Wilson
I am a happy cat parent and animal lover, and I am from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Living with three cats and my lovely husband - James. We like traveling around with our cats and writing in our free time. Sharing what we have learned over the years of cat ownership brings joy.
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