Although NSAIDs are common, there are other types of medication, too:

In the case of allergic responses, there have been reports of itching, , swelling of the face, and even seizures or shock. Observe your cat for anything out of the ordinary after each administration of this medication, since sensitivity can come on suddenly, even after prolonged use of a medication.

If you’re unable to administer medications to your cat, try the following tips:

It may take time for your cat to respond to the medication and time to learn new positive behaviors. It takes humans time to learn new behaviors too!

What’s the best way to give my cat medication?

Other common reasons your veterinarian may need to treat your cat with medications may include: If you have to medicate your cat for a long period of time, have a game plan. You will want to be prepared with a plan of action. While every cat is different when it comes to taking medications, most cats respond well to positive reinforcement when administering cat medications. You will have a quick window of opportunity to medicate your cat, before he changes his mind. Trying to medicate your cat on the ground is much more difficult and tough on both of you. Place the cat comfortably on a high table. Here are some great photos, step by step on giving your cat medications.
Giving Various Types of Oral Medications To Your Cat

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I administer liquid medicines with the cat either standing or "meatloafing" (lying down but not on its side or back). Standing works better for me but the cat doesn't always cooperate. I do this with the cat on a counter or table, so I'm not leaning over.

Give this medication with food, as this will increase absorption.


If one of the at Prestige Animal Hospital discovers that your cat has a short term illness, or an ongoing chronic health issue, your kitty may need prescription medication and it will be your job to give it to them. Giving medication to a cat can be challenging when he doesn’t want to cooperate. At Prestige Animal Hospital, we are here to explain how you can give your cat his medication successfully, without stressing out your feline friend or yourself.A common reason for giving your cat medication is for infections. Whether the infection is from a wound or some other reason, antibiotics are used for a specific period of time until the infection is gone and your cat is up to his old tricks again.Veterinarians prescribe medication to cats for various reasons. To make things easier on you and your pet, ccertain at medications can be compounded into a flavor tab or a flavored liquid for easier administering (and who doesn’t like salmon flavor!). Our veterinary technicians will train you on what to do and will help you manage your cat’s medication schedule.There are also long lasting antibiotic and pain relief injectables available. Talk to one of our veterinarians about these options at your next appointment. With proper instruction from our veterinary team, you can be successful at giving your cat his medication. And at the end of the day, you know you’ve done your best to make your buddy feel comfortable throughout his healing process.