How to give a cat a pill (funny!)


A taste for the arts
Oct 7, 2006
San Francisco
How To Give A Cat A Pill

1. Pick up cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.

2. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.

3. Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away.

4. Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm, holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.

5. Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call spouse from garden.

6. Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and rub cat's throat vigorously.

7. Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.

8. Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head just visible from below armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw, force mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw.

9. Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans, drink 1 beer to take taste away. Apply Band-Aid to spouse's forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.

10 . Retrieve cat from neighbor's shed. Get another pill. Open another beer. Place cat in cupboard, and close door on to neck, to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with elastic band.

11. Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard door back on hinges. Drink beer. Fetch bottle of scotch. Pour shot, drink. Apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus shot. Apply whiskey compress to cheek to disinfect. Toss back another shot. Throw Tee shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.

12. Call fire department to retrieve the damn cat from across the road. Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil wrap.

13. Tie the little bastard's front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table, find heavy-duty pruning gloves from shed. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of filet steak. Be rough about it. Hold head vertically and pour 2 pints of water down throat to wash pill down.

14. Consume remainder of scotch. Get spouse to drive you to the emergency room, sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right eye. Call furniture shop on way home to order new table.

15 . Arrange for SPCA to collect mutant cat from hell and call local pet shop to see if they have any hamsters.

How To Give A Dog A Pill

1. Wrap it in bacon.

2. Toss it in the air.



Jun 29, 2008
:roflmfao: :roflmfao:
There's some company that makes these nifty little hollow treats so you can put the pills in.
This is really funny to me because when my dog was a puppy I'd give her a wee little pill in a gob of peanut butter and she'd eat all the peanut butter and leave the pill. :biggrin:


Aug 25, 2009
South Korea
lmfao! omg... So true...

And I cracked up even harder when I read the two dog options. Thats exactly how I give my foster his allergy pill... I toss it to him like a treat and he gobbles it down.

But my cats, they'll fight taking a pill no matter what its in... And then promptly try to hack it up on the floor.

ETA: Greenies makes hollow treats for pills, both for cats and dogs. But my cats wont take them.


Living life...
Jun 16, 2006
The oldest of my pack is similar to a cat. He somehow knows when we are trying to medicate him. He can work his way around a pill pocket, cheese, bacon, you name it.


May 29, 2006
I go with Greenie's brand Pill Pockets. My cat likes them enough to not spit it all out!
Oct 29, 2006
Los Angeles
My cat's surprisingly good with pills... but he HATES the syringe for liquid medicine. When I got that thing near his face, he started thrashing and yowling like I'd never seen before!


couch potato-ing
Jun 11, 2007
i am trying to give my cat vitamin in liquid. i failed. i put few drops into her food and she just wouldn't eat the food. i tried stick that dropper into her mouth....i felt like a warrior. any trick??