Because of the fact that you love your precious kitty, you must take responsibility for keeping the little guy healthy. This can occasionally include some extremely unpleasant tasks, for both you and your sickly friend.

My cat was recently diagnosed with a rather buckis case of dermatitis. My cat, who is approaching thirteen years of age, is a very delicate feline. He trusts no one but me. I hated to violate this trust by forcing nasty-tasting liquid antibiotics down his throat, but it was for his own good. He will thank me for it some day.

Here are the instructions for giving the ill pet its medicine:

  1. Pick him up and pet him some so that he is comfy and relaxed
  2. Hold him by the scruff of his neck while supporting the rest of him on your lap so as not to hurt him
  3. Tip his head back as far as possible
  4. Give him the meds

He will, of course, try to wiggle away and turn his head aside, but you must be firm. I know it’s hard. No matter what crazy looks he gets in his eyes or spitting rage he goes into once he tastes the stuff, you must continue to hold him until it is swallowed.

Immediately give the poor kitty some Pounce or another tasty treat to make up for the trauma. You’ll be friends again in no time.