Wrapping the tablet in a small amount of cheese could be enough to entice your pet to swallow the pill.
Pate is a smelly, tasty way to mask the flavour and odour of a tablet.
- feed your cat some of their favourite treats, then slip in a medicine-laced treat, followed by a regular treat
- for dogs, take a handful of treats and throw some for it to catch in its mouth. Slip in a tablet and hopefully, your pet will have swallowed the medicine before they know what’s hit them
- sit your dog upright and tilt their head backwards. Place the tablet between your index and middle fingers and deposit it at the back of your pet’s throat. Remove your fingers and hold your dog’s jaw closed. When you see their tongue dart out and lick their nose, you’ll know the tablet has been swallowed
- as a last resort, crush it into their food
We know it can be difficult to give medicine to your pet. Some cats will absolutely refuse to eat food that has medicine hiding in it, even if it means going hungry. We can help you administer medicine if you’re having too much trouble. Contact your local Greencross Vets for more advice.