Q. I need to give my cat some antiparisite liquid medicine. What can I combine it with to make it more palatable?

A. Anything with a strong odor or flavor will work. Try the liquid from a can of tuna fish. If possible, contact your vet and ask if the medication is supplied in pill or tablet form. That may be easier to administer. If not, your vet or a technician may be able to assist.

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A. If it come in a syringe or pill form, it's really best to get that directly in the cat without dilution with another substance. The problem is getting the cat to consume the entire dose at once for it to be truly effective. If it is a small pill or can be broken into smaller pieces, you can get Pill Pockets from your vet or pet store. This is a flavored Silly Putty like substance that the pill can be hidden in. If it is in liquid form, it can be mixed with a very small amount of something your cat finds tasty, plain yogurt, ice cream, tuna. You take the risk of the taste of the medication overpowering the flavor of the treat and having your cat reject it, not get the medication AND be put off of that treat in the future. Most vet clinics will administer medication for you for a small fee if you're having a lot of difficulty.

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