Does your pet have pills to swallow? The specialists at Maxi Zoo provide some tips on how best to administer medicines to cats and dogs.
- Smear the tablets with meat paste, cheese, vitamin paste, butter or wrap them in sliced meat.
- Alternatively: You can get tasty, elastic treats for pressing the pills into and chemists also sell empty gelatine capsules which you can fill yourself.
- At a push: Pulverise the tablet, dissolve in water and squirt it slowly into the side of the mouth using a syringe. But do ask your vet beforehand whether it’s OK to break up or pulverise the tablets.
- After taking tablets, make sure your pet drinks water, cat milk or something similar – ideally also using a syringe.
If none of that works and you have problems administering the medicine, talk to your vet. He or she can often help by giving the medication by injection where necessary.
Call into your local store today to discuss your dog’s personal needs with our Maxi Zoo Pet Experts.