Sunday, October 19, 2008

Tip - Medicating Pets

One of my clients shared a very simple, obvious but cool tip for medicating animals (and hers is a very lovely but timid cat). When medication is dispensed for her guy, she puts a few dry biscuits (as in, dry cat biscuits - not Tim Tams) in the jar or bag with the pills, so the meds take up the scent of the biccies. I tried it and it works brilliantly for dogs and pretty well for cats. If anyone else has tips for medicating pets post away. Embedding tablets or capsules in cheese seems extremely popular but isn't always the best option as this may trigger abdominal pain, or vomiting and/or diarrhoea in some animals (esp those which are overweight or suffer from inflammatory bowel disease or pancreatitis).