Tip for getting your cat to take medicine

Administering medication to a cat can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are several tips to make this experience less stressful for you and your cat.

Hiding the Medicine in Food

One of the simplest methods is to hide the medicine in food. Use a small amount of wet food or a special treat to mask the taste and smell of the medicine.

Using a Pestle

If your cat is particularly reluctant, crushing the medication with a pestle and mixing it with a very palatable food may be a good solution. However, make sure that the medicine can be crushed without affecting its effectiveness.

Distraction Technique

Another method is to distract your cat with a treat or toy while you administer the medication. This can help reduce their anxiety and distrust.

Consultation with a Veterinarian

If you are having difficulty, it is always advisable to consult your veterinarian. He or she may offer you alternatives, such as medications in liquid form or more palatable options.


Giving medicine to a cat can be complicated, but with patience and the right techniques, it can become an e

your pet.

The Catsafe.fr team


  • Knight, Lucie. “Techniques for administering medication to cats.” Veterinarian Today, 2022.

  • Dupuis, François. “Medication management in domestic felines.” Journal of Feline Medicine, 2023.

  • Leroy, Nathalie. “How to get a recalcitrant cat to swallow medicine.” Feline Health Magazine, 2021.