This is the quick version! Learn the steps to pill your cat using only training and positive reinforcement, no restraint required! Please see the myriad of other training videos available on my website @Fundamentally Feline (.com) and You Tube channel for more detailed medicating tips.
How to pill a cat
Mat Training as a Treatment Station (and a step-by-step pilling guide)
Some pet parents (and their cats) find it easiest to train their cat to come to a specific location and medicate them in that spot. The cat learns that this location is a place where good things happen and are often agreeable to handling in these areas. If the targeted location is movable, like the mat demonstrated here, anywhere can be a positive location to medicate! You can even bring your cat’s mat to the veterinarian and place it on the exam table. I’ve done this! It works! High fiving the vet and getting an exam all with fun and treats. The end of this video also offers a step-by-step pilling tutorial.
Training Your Cat to Accept Oral Medications
This video walks you through step-by-step instructions and proper pilling techniques for cats. By keeping training fun and positive you will see that the cats willingly participate and are actually eager to get their medications! Cats can be pilled and its easier than you think! No more wrapping them in towels, squishing them between your knees or yucky tasting concoctions disguised as “palatable”. Learn to pill your cat for their quality of life and yours!