“A way to give cats really small pills”
Judy wrote in with some advice:
“Hi, Jenny. Here’s an idea that might help other cat-medicine-givers.
My 12 year old ragdoll was just put on prednisone and the tablets are really small. I ordered a new pill popper from Amazon with a rubber tip – and it’s good – but the pills just want to slide out of it because they are so small. Along with the tablets, my vet sent me home with sample of a product called Vetoquinol Pill Wrap. I had tried a similar product previously with no luck (the cat wanted nothing to do with it) and ended up giving it away to a friend with a dog because dogs will gobble up almost anything – lol. The Vetoquinol seems to be working so I went back and bought a tub from my vet but it is also available on Amazon. It’s bacon flavored and the consistency of soft caramel. With this product I found a painless way to get the tiny tablets into my cat. I cut the pills in half (there is a dividing line on them) and then take a dab of the Vetoquinol, squish it between my fingers, and wrap each small piece of the pill to form a little ball. I also wrap 5-6 pieces of the cat’s favorite kibble food in it. I cut a paper towel to fit inside the shallow food dish and spread the wrapped ‘treats’ on it (slightly separated and on the paper towel so they don’t stick to the dish or to each other), sit the dish on the floor, tell the kitty “here’s some treats” and walk away. Within 10 minutes the ‘treats’ and the pills are gone. This has worked for two weeks now. There may be lots of days of meds ahead so I hope it keeps on working.”