Actually, doxy is available in liquid form and this is the form that should always be used with cats. If a doxy tablet gets stuck going down it will do serious damage to the esophagus. I haven't tried grinding a prednisone and putting it in food, but you might try that. I find cat food like salmon are pretty good at hiding some bad tasting meds, also a little karo or pancake syrup can help with bitter meds mixed in food.

You are by far not the only person who has a problem pilling cats. I have one that the vet can always get the first pill into, but I have never gotten one down him yet by pilling, only by mixing with food. I have several cats that won't even look at a pill pocket when it doesn't have a pill in it, much less when it does.


Bugrahan Yalvac wrote:
Doxycycline 100 MG and Prednisone 5 MG are the pills.

He is infected by mycoplasma haemofelis.

It looks all so easy to give cats oral medication on the net but those
cats are all healty, relaxed, and happy cats who swallow the pills.
Mine is doing everything not to swallow anything.

Should I take him to the vet again? Am I the only one who cannot
manage to medicate a cat orally?

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 12:17 AM, Gary <> wrote:
What are the pills?


Bugrahan Yalvac wrote:
Hi, All,

I have a FeLV positive cat who adapted me six months ago. A week ago
he stopped eating and began to taste his litter. I took him to the vet
and he was tested FeLV positive. Vet gave me steroids and antibiotics
and I was mixing the pills with his science diet for couple days. He
was able to eat small entities of science diet for few days. However
for the last two days he is not eating anything. I tried two times to
med him through his mount, it didn't work at all.

Anyone knows a better way to give medications (pills) to a cat?



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