Giving liquid medication to your cat

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The easiest way to give your cat liquid medication is to mix it in with some canned food. To ensure that the medication is actually taken, it is best to give a small amount of food that the cat is certain to eat rather than a large portion that the cat may not complete. Some cats may be unwilling to eat the food or may have dietary restrictions that prevent you from using this technique. If this is the case, you will need to administer the medication directly into the cat’s mouth.

Instructions

  • Prepare the environment so that you have a safe place to handle your cat. Have the medication ready and in a place where it will be easily accessible. If you are administering the medication on your own, you may find it easiest to place your cat in your lap. You may need to have someone assist you in restraining your cat by wrapping it in a blanket with only the head exposed.
  • Make sure you have carefully read the label and understand the dosing instructions.
  • Hold the syringe with your dominant hand.
  • Draw up the prescribed amount of liquid into the syringe.
  • First, try to allow the cat to lick the medication from the end of the syringe as you slowly depress the plunger. The cat may accept the medication more readily if it is warmed to room temperature.
    If this is ineffective, gently take the cat by the scruff of the neck and lift the front paws off of your lap. The mouth will open slightly.
  • Place the tip of the syringe in the side of the mouth, just behind one of the canine teeth.
  • Advance the syringe so it is placed in the mouth just past the tooth line.
  • Slowly squeeze the syringe to dispense the liquid medication. Make sure you do this slowly so the cat has time to swallow the liquid and breath.
  • Most cats will spit out some of the medication. DO NOT re-medicate unless you are certain that NONE of the medication was taken.
  • Rinse the syringe thoroughly with water and refrigerate the medication if necessary.

 

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Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday
9:00 am to 4:45 pm

Wednesday – Surgery Day

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

The hours listed below are the general office hours to pick up medication and/or food.

Hospital Hours 

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Friday
9:00 am to 5:30 pm


Saturday & Sunday

Closed

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We all agree that our pets are a family member(s).

When they need to see a doctor, we can’t rest until they have the care they deserve.

This is why Dr. Royster will be available for his  patients needs.

The following Steps must be taken to keep you and our Team safe from exposure.

Call our hospital and  make an appointment.

When you arrive, go to  our back parking lot . Please park facing our back door and call our phone number,

610-525-1211,

we can send a staff member out.

Cat Appointments

Cats must be in a secure cat carrier.Please bring your cat to the Blue tent. Please do not go back to your car until we have your cat.

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Please bring your dog to the Blue tent.

Please have your dog on a secure leash have them sit and stay. Please no harness. It is difficult to take a harness off  when we have our leash on your dog.

Our staff member will loop our leash around the neck. Then please bring your dog back to you and release your leash.

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We ask that you please wear a mask and gloves. Any type of glove as long as your hands our covered. Rubber,Garden or even winter gloves. Thank you

 

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 Dr. Royster   will call your cell with his diagnose and treatment plan and answer any questions you may have.

 Payment will be done over the phone.

We accept all credit cards or Debt card.

We no longer take cash or checks for payment.

If you have a sick pet and you normally go to another Veterinarian and they are closed, we  are here to help you and your pet.

For routine matters  please wait until your normal veterinarian has re-opened.

These steps will be followed if you are picking up medication and/or food.

Stay safe and well

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Dr.Royster 

 

 


 

Haverford Animal Hospital

 

Starting On June 1, 2020, Haverford Animal Hospital re-opens Our Boarding Services.
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