Cats, like people, sometimes get sick and need medicine. While it’s fairly easy to get a human to take medicine, it’s much harder to get a cat to take its medicine. Since medicine may often come as a liquid, how can you get that medicine into your cat’s throat without getting clawed up in return?

Ideally, look for medicine that’s been flavored to taste like chicken or fish. That way the cat might actually like the medicine. Also try to make giving medicine a positive experience with ample rewards and lavish attention. You might also try practicing with a syringe to get your cat used to being fed for the day when you might have to squirt actual medicine in its mouth.

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