ADMINISTERING LIQUID MEDS TO PETS
Giving Liquid to Cats, Dogs, and Other Animals
YOUR VET PRESCRIBED A LIQUID MEDICATION. THROUGH COMPOUNDING, YOU’VE WORKED WITH YOUR PHARMACIST TO GET THE TASTE JUST RIGHT. NOW HOW DO YOU ENSURE THE MEDICINE GOES DOWN? THIS IS A GUIDE FOR PET AND ANIMAL OWNERS ON ADMINISTERING LIQUID MEDICATIONS TO THEIR FELINE, CANINE, OR OTHER FURRY FRIENDS.
The best way to give any liquid medication to cats, dogs, and other small animals is east. Start by opening the mouth, squeezing the medication through the syringe into the inside of the cheek pocket. Then lightly clamp the mouth closed with your hand and lightly blow on your cat or dog’s nose. The blowing stimulates a swallowing reflex in cats and gods automatically, ensure they swallow and retain the active ingredients.
It is often easier to wrap your cat or dog in a blanket to prevent his or her claws from getting to you. If you can, having a second person help makes the process a great deal easier. If one person administers the medication while another holds the mouth open and can close it quickly, you increase the likelihood of success.
Don’t forget to blow on the nose! This helps guarantee no spitting back up — especially with cats.
Featured Pet Compounds
METHIMAZOLE TRANSDERMAL CREAM
Methimazole cream is used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism by inhibiting the production of the thyroid hormone in the thyroid gland.
GABAPENTIN VET SUSPENSION
Gabapentin Is Used To Treat Seizures and Relieve Pain for Dogs and Cats.
FLUOXETINE TRANSDERMAL CREAM
Fluoxetine is used for separation and other sources of anxiety in dogs and cats.
Diethylstilbestrol (DES) is a synthetic female hormone that is used to treat urinary incontinence in spayed female dogs.
TRAMADOL FOR ANIMAL PAIN
A synthetic opiate agonist, Tramadol is used to treat pain in a variety of animals.
DOXYCYCLINE VET SUSPENSION
Doxycycline is a semi-synthetic tetracycline antibiotic, which may be used in dogs, cats and horses.
PREDNISOLONE TRANSDERMAL CREAM
Prednisolone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication that treats inflammation from allergies, auto-immune diseases, and more.
CISAPRIDE VET SUSPENSION
Cisapride Vet Suspension Compounded is used in dogs and cats to alleviate vomiting and other digestion-related issues.
AMLODIPINE TRANSDERMAL CREAM
Amlodipine is used to treat high blood pressure in cats and dogs along with some forms of heart disease.
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A CARING VETERINARIAN WORKING CLOSELY WITH A COMPOUNDING PHARMACIST CAN IMPROVE THE HEALTH AND HAPPINESS OF YOUR PET OR COMPETITION ANIMAL.