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Will it hurt the kitten to put the medicine in her mouth?

I bought some pills to kill the worms in her belly. You are supposed to open the pill and put the powder on her food, which I did. But I guess she can smell the stuff because now she refuses to eat her food. She is just sitting there meowing, wanting different food. My husband says we should just pry open her mouth and force her to swallow a different pill. Will this hurt her?


Asked by Anonymous at 10:52 PM on Jul. 13, 2011 in Pets

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  • it won't hurt her... you wanna know the quickest way to get her to take it? Wait until she is relaxed, curls up somewhere, scruff her without lifting her up and stick a finger in her mouth. slide the pill in and close her mouth... rub her throat until you feel her swallow. As I see this in writing, it looks a little awkward, but I've had cats since I was three and this has always been the best method. If you put in food, she will eat around it sure as the world.

    Answer by hollydaze1974 at 1:55 PM on Jul. 14, 2011

  • no, it won't. but it might hurt you when you're scratched and bitten.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 10:55 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • No it won't hurt her.

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 10:54 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • If you are going to go away from what the directions say you need to call the vet and ask them first. Have you tried giving her something special, like tunafish with the meds?

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 10:55 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Not sure about the pill....but I do know they sell liquid :)

    Answer by Keeely07 at 10:55 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • If I call the vet they will just tell me to bring her in and then charge me up the whoowhoo to do it. I can't afford that. Thats why I bought the pills.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:21 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • I am not sure about cats, but we always gave our dogs tobacco for worms, kills them right away.

    Answer by kgrine at 11:54 AM on Jul. 14, 2011

  • Did u mix it in or just pour it on top?

    Answer by dancer at 4:32 PM on Jul. 16, 2011

  • no

    Answer by WHITELIGHTJENNY at 11:04 AM on Jul. 17, 2011

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