How to Administer Liquid Medication to Your Cat

Many cats only need to visit the veterinarian for routine health care, but sometimes they need treatment for illness or injury. Frequently, medications are prescribed. Once your cat is released from the veterinary hospital, administering home medications can be scary, confusing and, sometimes, difficult to do. Several medications are available in liquid or pill forms. If you feel that the liquid form would be easier to give to your cat, make sure you ask your veterinarian if this option is available.

Most liquid medications come with an eyedropper attached to the lid. If the medication does not come with an eyedropper, using an individually purchased eyedropper or oral syringe will also work.

As a reminder:

1 ml = 1 cc

5 cc = 1 teaspoon

15 cc = 1 tablespoon