Medicating Your Cat
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- * Antibiotic Resistent Bacteria
Learn why bacteria become resistant to antibiotics - and how to prevent or avoid it happening to your cat ...
- * Baby Food 'Medicine'
As Mary Poppins would say, 'A spoonful of sugar... ah... chicken... helps the medicine go down!' If a cat is very resistant to taking its medicine, sometimes it is easier to simply camouflage a pill, making it seem like a treat . . .
- * Compounding A Medication In Butter
As a cat breeder, it is not usual to purchase medications in larger formulas rather than individual dosages to save money. The only catch is that the buyer must then divide the larger dosage into smaller cat-sized doses. While this can be done in several ways, mixing the medication in butter is a convenient and tasty method. Here's how to do it...
- * Compounding Medications
For the cat owner, learning how to compound medications can save money and make medicating a cattery easier. With a little care and information, anyone can learn this simple skill...
- * Compounding Pharmacies for Cats
A compounding pharmacy specializes in preparing customized medications for patients. In recent years, compounding pharmacies have grown in popularity and are now offering their services to animal patients too. Learn more . . .
- * Correct Way To Give Eye Drops
Understanding the best way to give eye drops will make medicating the occasional eye infection much easier for you and less stressful for your cat. Step-by-step instructions complete with photos show you exactly how best to administer eye drops to your cat...
- * Front Load Dosing
"Front Load Dosing" is a medicating protocol that is used at the beginning of a course of drug administration that can be used to jump-start the effectiveness of the medicine prescribed ...
- * Giving Subcutaneous Fluids
Giving a cat fluids under the skin is often essential in saving weak newborns, sick kittens or older cats with diseases such as chronic kidney failure that causes dehydration. This article includes detailed instructions and photos showing how anyone can learn how to give sub-q fluids to their kitties . . .
- * Giving Your Cat An Injection
Sub-Q or IM: Learn the correct technique for giving your cat injections, complete with photos!
- * How to Calculate the Correct Amount of a Medication to Give Your Cat
Are you sometimes confused about the proper dosages to give to your cats? Learn the correct way to determine the proper dosage of medicine for your feline 'patient'.
- * How to Pill Your Cat
Sooner or later, you will have to give one of your feline family members medication... and that often means the dreaded 'pill'. This article includes photos showing the best way to get that pill down your kitty's throat :-)
- Loading A Syringe With Nutrical
An easy way of feeding Nutri-Cal to an uncooperative feline is by loading it into a syringe. Lean how!
- * Pill Popper
With a handy pill-popper, giving medications to your cat will be less of be a struggle. Every first-aid kit should include one!
- * Pulse Dosing
The term "pulse dosing" refers to administering several courses of a medication, with a "rest" period in between. Learn more about this useful drug protocol ...
- * Scruffing A Cat
Scruffing a cat is a useful technique for immobilizing a kitty to keep it calm and cooperative for grooming or medicating. With a little practice, anyone can become expert at scruffing a kitty quickly and easily . . .
- * Support Therapy For Your Cat
Learn how to support your sick cat during the critical period between becoming ill and responding to treatment.
- * Syringes You Should Own
A selection of syringe in various sizes and types can help make the care and feeding of your kittens much easier.
- * Transdermal Medications: a letter of concern from Dr. Susan Little
The newest method for delivering some drugs is in a transdermal cream or gel. Dr. Susan has some words of caution when using this method of medicating.
- * Why A Course Of Antibiotics Should Always Be Completed
Seeing an antibiotic course to completion is one of the most important aspects of therapy. Do you know why? Learn more...
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