Your Pet's Vet

Blenheim Vet

Blenheim Vet

Marlborough's only exclusively small animal vet - 7 days a week

Springlands Vet Centre Ltd

11 Boyce Street
Blenheim 7201

Phone: 03-578-0661 24 hrs

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Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8am-6pm
Sat-Sun: 9am-4pm

Your Cat

Administering Medication

Your cat may get sick occasionally and may come home from visiting the Springlands Veterinary Centre with some medication to administer. Learning a technique will make the process easier for you and your cat. Remember to always read the label instructions carefully for the proper dosage and if instructed, shake the contents of the bottle. Below are some helpful tips on how to administer medication to your cat.

Helpful Tips

Step one

- Place the medication between the thumb and index finger of one hand

- Hold the top of your cats head and grasp the cheek bones with the thumb and index finger of your other hand

Step two

- Tilt the head back until your cats eyes are facing upward (usually your pets jaw will drop open on its own. If not, apply a little pressure on the lower jaw with your middle finger

Step three

- If giving a tablet or a capsule, place it as far back on the tongue as possible

- With liquid medication gently squirt it into one side of your cats cheek

Step four

- Close your cats mouth

- Gently stroke their throat or gently syringe some water into the mouth to encourage swallowing

Helpful pilling devices

Should you wish, you can use a pilling device to avoid placing your fingers into your cats mouth. Is is a plastic tube resembling a syringe and can be purchased from Springlands Vet Centre. It is a very helpful device and is highly recommended here.

Marlborough's only exclusively small animal vet - 7 days a week