Administering Liquid Meds to Pets

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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. 





medicine for cats and dogs in tampaThe 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


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  • Fluoxetine Transdermal Cream

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  • DES Capsules

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  • Fluoxetine Vet Suspension

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  • Doxycycline Vet Suspension

    Doxycycline is a semi-synthetic tetracycline antibiotic, which may be used in dogs, cats and horses.



Let Us Know How We Can Help You and the Animals in Your Care



A caring veterinarian working closely with a compounding pharmacist can improve the health and happiness of your pet or competition animal.




Call (813) 254-1888 or contact us and ask about our tailored pet medication solutions!


Related Pages


  • Seizures in Cats

    It can be frightening, but there are treatment options. Here is Davis Islands Pharmacys Guide to Epileptic Seizures in Cats.

  • Administering Topical Creams to Pets

    My vet prescribed a transdermal cream for your dog? What next?

  • Giving Liquid Meds to Pets

    How do I get my cat or dog to swallow her liquid medication?


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