Once your pet has been prescribed medications, it is important that those medications are administered properly for them to be effective. The links below have detailed instructions and videos on proper medication administration if you need more information or just need to refresh your skills.
Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you are having any problems giving medication to your pet. Our staff will be happy to give you verbal instructions or provide first-hand training in the clinic.
Cleaning Ears and Administering Ear Medications to Cats
Cleaning Ears and Administering Ear Medications to Dogs
Administering Eye Medications to Cats
Administering Eye Medications to Dogs
Oral Medications (liquids and pills):
Administering Oral Medications to Cats
Administering Oral Medications to Dogs
If you think that using a pilling device, or “Pill Gun,” will help with giving your pet their medication, call and let us know. A pill gun is a long plastic tube with a plunger and a rubber end to hold the pill. Holding the pill gun like a syringe, you can administer the capsule or tablet without putting your fingers in the pet’s mouth. Click here and scroll down to find a video on using a pilling device.
Please contact our veterinarians at Animal Medical Hospital in Saint Petersburg, Florida (FL) at 727-896-7127 for more information.