Cat Pill Poppers, Dog Pill Pockets & More | EntirelyPets

For nice, easy going cats (like the one in the previous video), I DON'T use a pill popper... If the cat is easy enough that they just let you open their mouth like that, I prefer to just scruff and hold their head straight up, and literally just drop the pill down. I just think it's a little 'nicer' than the pill popper, if the cat is being good to begin with. One thing to note though - this is impossible if the pill is a relatively big one. With a bigger sized pill (like anything larger than a standard small round Advil) you must use a pill popper in order to help push it down, since it's kinda hard for them to swallow on their own when it's that big. =/ Really I just think it's all about knowing which way of pilling the cat is going to be the least stressful on that individual cat (while still being efficient).

It looks like the stores in my area don't have the pill Popper. For dogs, yes, not for cats. And the vet doesn't have it either.

With regards to your current problem I am afraid your only option is to buy new pills for them. Clearly they have detected the pill within the food. The next pills you should attempt to pop down their throats the way I describe within this hub, either using a pill popper or your finger. Otherwise try the 'melted cheese' method (if your cats eat cheese).

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pill popper for cats Place the pill as far back as possible into the mouth using either your finger or a pill popper. Let go of the cat’s face and watch for lip licking motions that usually indicate the pill has been swallowed. You may try coating the pill with butter to make the delivery smoother and also to leave a pleasant after taste. If possible, squirt a small amount of water into the cat's mouth to promote swallowing. This helps nudge the pill all the way into the stomach where it belongs.

How to Give Your Cat a Pill - YouTube

1. Sit on sofa. Pick up cat and cradle it in the crook of your elbow as though you were going to give a bottle to a baby. Talk softly to it.2. With right hand, position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. (be patient) As cat opens mouth pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow. Drop pill into mouth. Let go of cat, noticing the direction it runs.

Creek Animal Hospital, demonstrates how to give your cat a pill

I have been looking for a product that would make medication dispensing easier and less tramatizing for my pets, especially cats. The Pill Popper fits the bill!! I have four cats and did not have trouble with them swallowing medication when I used the Pill Popper. It worked very well with my dog also. It is easy to load and fits into the mouth with no problems. At last an answer to my administering medication to my pets!! I didn't get bit or scratched one time and did it by myself, whereas I used to get someone to help. Alternatively, you can use a pill gun or pill popper (a device used to hold the pill or capsule and place it in the mouth), again placing the medication on the tongue at the back of your cat’s mouth. Continue to hold your cat’s head in a slightly tilted position with the mouth closed until you see your cat swallow. Follow the pilling procedure with a treat for your cat.