I could go get a pill popper, the problem I have is that she doesn't like to be held or restrained, when my son and I tried to put a pill in her mouth she hissed at us, and my son got bit, eventually got it in but she ran and hid afterCan you go to the pet store and get a pill popper....works quite well once you get the technique.
The pill is really small its for hyperthyroid ism , its tapazole. She does not like to be restrained so she puts up a fight. I don't know if it comes in another formYou're not saying what kind of pill you are giving the cat?
What is it for? How big is the pill?
Can it be crushed? Is there a liquid form or a transdermal gel for the same med?
Tapazole can be compounded into an eargel.The pill is really small its for hyperthyroid ism , its tapazole. She does not like to be restrained so she puts up a fight. I don't know if it comes in another form
As gel would be so much easier, I will talk to the vet about itTapazole can be compounded into an eargel.
You apply it into the cat's ear and it is absorbed through the skin.
I used to do the same thing with my cat. The further advantage of the eargel is that it doesn't affect the stomach, so it's easy on many sides.
My cat loves treats so that may be the way to goTapazole can be compounded. Any compounding pharmacy can do this. Wedgewood Pharmacy is a popular online place.These are their options: Tapazole Medication & Information for Animals, Wedgewood Pet RX, Wedgewood Pet RX The flavored chew treat is an option if your cat likes treats. There is a transdermal gel option, too. Just be sure to use a q-tip or gloved finger to apply the gel to the ear. You don't want the medicine to be absorbed by your skin.
Since the pill is small, try Pill Pockets or any of the other tips linked above first before going the expensive compounding route. My cats love a bacon flavored pill dough.
Especially because the cat really needs to get that med, absolutely in the right dose, at the same time every day, and can't skip any dose. You must be sure kitty is consistent with the therapy!If your kitty is going to be on the tapazole long term, as I am guessing is the case because of the hyperthyroidism, I really recommend using the ear gel. It is so much easier on you and the cat, though it is more expensive.