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    How To Give A Cat A Pill

    1. Pick up cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a
    baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth
    and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As
    cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth.
    Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.

    2. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left
    arm and repeat process.

    3. Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away.

    4. Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm, holding rear paws
    tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to the back of the
    mouth with the right forfinter. Hold mouth shut for the count of ten.

    5. Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call
    spouse from garden.

    6. Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front and
    rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head
    firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down
    ruler and rub cat's throat vigorously.

    7. Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make
    note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered
    figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.

    8. Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head just
    visible from below armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw, force mouth
    open with pencil and blow down drinking straw.

    9. Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans, drink 1 beer to
    take taste away. Apply Band-Aid to spouse's forearm and remove blood from
    carpet with cold water and soap.

    10. Retrieve cat from neighbor's shed. Get another pill. Open another
    beer. Place cat in cupboard, and close door on to neck, to leave head
    showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with
    elastic band.

    11. Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard door back on hinges.
    Drink beer. Fetch bottle of scotch. Pour shot, drink. Apply cold compress
    to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus shot. Apply whiskey
    compress to cheek to disinfect. Toss back another shot. Throw Tee shirt
    away and fetch new one from bedroom.

    12. Call fire department to retrieve the damn cat from across the
    road. Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to
    avoid cat. Take last pill from foil wrap.

    13. Tie the little *******'s front paws to rear paws with garden twine and
    bind tightly to leg of dining table, find heavy-duty pruning gloves from
    shed. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of filet steak. Be
    rough a bout it. Hold head vertically and pour 2 pints of water down
    throat to wash pill down.

    14. Consume remainder of scotch. Get spouse to drive you to the emergency
    room, sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes
    pill remnants from right eye. Call furniture shop on way home to order new

    15. Arrange for SPCA to collect mutant cat from hell and call local pet
    shop to see if they have any hamsters.

    How To Give A Dog A Pill

    1. Wrap it in bacon.

    2. Toss it in the air.

  • #2
    thanks for you post,

    it's quite useful for my boyfriend, i think
    he is always headache that how to do it scitificly.


    • #3
      Ha!!! That was funny!!! I have experienced some of those. I am Vet. Tech. or a Petnurse whatever you want to call it. The easiest way I have found to give a cat a pill is to have the cat sitting or someone else hold the cat open the cats mouth put the pill over the groove of the tongue and poke it in the throat with a pencil on the eraser end. It does make it easier.


      • #4
        Mission Impossable

        Have tried giving a cat a pill before. It was impossable, I didn't succeed. If you put it in his food he just didn't eat it. If you tried to make him swallow it he would just spit it out. Poor thing had to be put down not long after.


        • #5
          Cat! two man job.

          Wrap it in a towel and lie it on its back, shove in the pill, use a spoon handle if necessary to open the gub! it wont be pleased but that's life, for Peeps as well as Pets!
          wullie m.


          • #6
            Haha this is so funny, thankfully I have a cat who loves cheese so I just wrap pills in one of processed cheese slices and feed it to her. As for my dog I have perfected hollowing out hot-dogs to put them in, he is actually more difficult than my cat


            • #7
              i am with tanya on this thats exactly correct, i dont think we would like too be forced like that wullie


              • #8
                My cats used to cause trouble eg they'd spot the pill wrapped in the food and spit it out and refused forced feeding etc.

                But it all got resolved one day.

                I lifted one cat's tail and told them I could give them their pills in the other end if they preferred.

                They seemed to understand and became less troublesome after that.


                • #9
                  i was just laughing while reading this one! thanks for sharing, and truly, cats are divas! that's why i don't have one


                  • #10
                    This is a two man job :

                    a) Take one cat by the tail.
                    b) Swing the cat around your head in a circular motion.
                    c) While cat is screeching insanely, the other person aims the pill at its open mouth.

                    After a little practice, you should be able to get it in after 4 or 5 attempts.

                    Don't worry if the cat seems to be a little crotchety, the cat is having a whale of a time really. You just need to let it know who's boss.


                    • #11
                      Never tried that method, it's a bit late now cos that cat is dead but trying to feed him a pill was an impossibility.


                      • #12
                        Any ideas what about dogs? I always have problem with mine.


                        • #13

                          Did laugh about this. Being an ex-veterinary nurse, I have very little trouble in giving pills to any animal (usually called upon by the neighbours to administer medicines etc) but definitely treating a cat is a lot tougher and trickier than dosing dogs - yep, a knob of cheese with pill inside and job's a 'good un' but cats, yeah, that's a different story altogether. L x


                          • #14
                            Very good suggestions indeed, I found a tabart to be a very useful aid for the said task, but it can definitely be a pain in the winter months!


                            • #15
                              cat pill

                              I have had a few cats and the easiest way I found to give it a pill is to lay it down on a towel and then keeping its paws down against its belly wrap it up snug , hold it between your legs , and as quick as you can pry the mouth open pop it in .