A tough pill to swallow

Pill your cat and stay on good terms.
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Apr 01, 2012
By dvm360.com staff

We've all had to pill cats with some nasty-tasting pills. Even when you disguise them, they usually won't eat it. And trying to pill them can turn into a huge battle as they learn to anticipate the taste. I had great success with my own cat by pressing a small amount of a pill-holding treat around the pill and then pilling him as normal. He soon realized it didn't taste bad, and pilling became a very easy procedure. While he never would eat it on his own, he stopped fighting me and didn't hide or sulk afterwards. It's saved our relationship.

—Rebecca Lemmon, DVM

The Valley Veterinary Clinic
Rifle, Colo.