There is really no easy way to administer medicines to your cat. Cats are quick, and can easily slip away from you, and hide. Try various methods, depending on the size of your cat, until you find one that works for you.
If your cat has to take medications and they are in capsule or tablet form, it is best to grind them up and mix it in with their food in some cases. However, if it is a liquid form, it should be given orally as liquid medications as well as any type of liquid supplements absorb into your cats system at a 90 percent or higher ratio. Because of this ratio, liquid medications can be extremely effective but they can also be very challenging, but there are some very easy methods you can use to accomplish this task.
Get the medication ready – shake the bottle if necessary, and withdraw the appropriate amount of liquid into the dropper or oral syringe provided by your veterinarian. Place the filled dropper or syringe where it will be handy.
Bring your cat to the place you will give the medication, talking to her in a happy voice. If you do not sound worried or concerned, your cat will be less likely to feel that way as well.
Some cats accept a dropper more willingly with a little butter spread on it because it slides into the cheek easily. Do not put a dropper with butter on it back in the medicine bottle. Do not put a dropper that has been in your pet’s mouth back in the bottle if the medication is to last for more than 4 or 5 days. Droppers may seed the medication with bacteria so the medication becomes unsafe. Instead, use disposable droppers and throw them away.
Do not tilt your cat’s head back; this may cause him to inhale the medicine. Squeeze the dropper or depress the syringe plunger to empty it.
Hold your cat’s mouth closed and stroke his throat or blow on his nose to encourage swallowing.