How do I give my cat medication?

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Giving your cat medication can be difficult. We are always available to help. First, discuss with your veterinarian whether you think giving pills, liquid, injections or compounded transdermal medications would work best for you and your cat. Not all formulations are available for every medication, but we will work to find the right delivery method for you. Some cats will take their medication in food or a Greenie’s Pill Pocket. If you put the medication in food, offer a small amount of food with the medication when your cat is hungry and be sure your cat finishes the food before offering the remainder of their meal. Transdermal medications are usually rubbed into the hairless part of the ear (pinna). It is best to alternate ears with each dose and make sure the skin is clean of any previous medication before applying.

To give a liquid medication or pill see the following links:

http://icatcare.org/advice/how-give-your-cat-tablet

http://www.cathealth.com/how-to/how-to-give-liquid-medications

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Summer Hours

The team at the Cat Hospital of Media have been working really hard through COVID to provide all of our patients the best care possible. In order to give everyone a much needed break, we are starting Summer Holiday Hours June 1st through Labor Day. We will not see appointments on Saturdays. We will be open 8AM-11AM for Boarding drop offs and pick-ups plus medication pick-ups.

We are so happy we can do this for the employees and give them a well-deserved break! In case of emergency, please call the nearest ER. View those locations here.