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Pointers for Pet Medication

Aug 17, 2007
Are you a pet lover? It is just natural that sometimes you consider your pet as one of your siblings because they already become a part of your everyday life. However, taking care of a pet is not easy; you have to maintain their good condition.

It is a fact that you want to get rid of experiencing a problem to your pet. This is especially when your pet got sick because you easily worry about them. Sometimes you do not even know what to do so you immediately consult a veterinarian.

Taking care of a pet needs both your effort and money. This is true because it is quite expensive to maintain a healthy pet. You have to spend a lot of money to buy nutritious food for them and sometimes for their medicines as well when they got sick.

If ever time comes that your pet got sick, here are some pointers and helpful hints for you to follow so that you will not cram in giving them medication.

1. Do not forget to read the label instructions carefully. Be it capsule, tablet or syrup remember to read the instruction first before administering the medicine to your pet. It is a crucial part that you should take the indicated directions because if not, it could lead to overdose of your pet. If you will not do it properly, rather than curing the sickness, it may worsen the condition of your pet.

2. Consult your veterinarian if the medicine can be given with food or must be given on an empty stomach. There are medicines that are advisable to take in a full or in an empty stomach. It has a different effect on the pet. If it will be given with food you can accompany the capsule or tablet with a piece of cheese or if it is a syrup you can mix it with food that they eat.

3. Get a friend or a family member to help. There is a time that the pet gets naughty that is why it is very difficult for you to give the medicine. If you cannot manage to do it alone, you can ask a friend's help so that it will be easier for you to administer the medication for your pet.

4. Look for a proper place where you can give the medication to your pet. Avoid giving the medicine in a messy or a slippery surface. Prevent medicating a small pet on the floor with your arms. It is much better if you place the pet on a table with a non-slip surface.

5. When you give the medication to your pet, do not feel nervous. The pet can be able to sense it when you are not calm. It will just result to difficulty when you start to apply the treatment. If your pet behaves properly while you give them the medicine you can also reward them with a treat.

However, if the condition of your pet is quite deteriorating you can send it to their veterinarians immediately for its relief. Do not force yourself to give the medication especially if you observe that the disease is incurable by simple medications. If you are always the welfare of your pet, consider this piece of advice.
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S. Stammberger is the editor of Pet
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