How To Give A Cat A Pill

My kitty has a nasty congestion problem, and the vet prescribed a big pill once a day to clear it up. The vet just said to give it orally or hidden in food, but my cat’s a pill-dodging champion!

I tried online advice and figured food would be easier, but the picky furball won’t touch his food even with tuna mixed in. He gets all excited when I open the tuna can (clearly hungry!), but then nopes out of the pill. A family member suggested crushing the pill, but the vet didn’t mention that, and I don’t want to mess it up if it won’t work.

Any suggestions to make this pill-giving adventure less stressful would be a lifesaver!