The internet is full of “tips” for giving cats medicine or helping your cat swallow a pill — even using a tablet plunger to get the medication as far into their mouth as possible. These methods sound complicated and unpleasant. More than likely, your cat will start plotting your demise every time you get the medication out! Keeping your cat healthy shouldn’t mean disrupting your bond.
A simple cat medication trick you’ll likely see online is to disguise the medication in human foods. But giving your cat a pill disguised in human foods like cream cheese or butter can add excess fat and calories to your cat’s diet.
How to Give a Cat Medicine—The Easy Way
Before you throw your hands up in defeat, know that there really is a simple and healthy alternative. FELINE GREENIES™ PILL POCKETS™ have built-in pouches that easily hide most capsules and tablets. These cat treats, made with natural ingredients, plus minerals and trace nutrients, are a great alternative to human foods. Follow these three simple steps:
- FILL: Hold one PILL POCKETS Treat with your thumb and forefinger; using your other hand, insert medicine. Note: To prevent transfer of the medicine's smell and taste, do not touch the PILL POCKETS Treat with the hand that held the medicine.
- PINCH: Using the hand holding the PILL POCKETS Treat, squeeze the top half closed.
- GIVE: The PILL POCKETS Treat is now sealed, and you can easily feed it to your cat.
PILL POCKETS Treats come in a variety of yummy flavors sure to please your feline friend. Now you and your cat can actually look forward to medicine time!