- Jan 19, 2006
My persian cat Smitten has colitis. Hes been on metronidazola for a few years to help control his colitis. Over time we had to increase his dosage. Yesterday my vet prescribed a new medication Tylan since higher dosage of metronidazola can cause neurological side effects and it's expensive. The Tylan is a powder. He's suppose to get 1/16th of a teaspoon twice a day mixed in wet food. It's hard to measure since as far as I know there isn't a teaspoon smaller than 1/4. Next issue is he won't eat anything with the medication in it. I called them this morning to tell them he wouldn't eat it and was told to mix it in water and give it to him with a syringe. I had asked the vet about doing it this way yesterday and she said it was very bitter and he wouldn't like it. So tonight he got his dose with the syringe and kind of coughed a little. Anyway, I'm asking if anyone has a pet that is taking Tylan and how you administer it. Any suggestions on how to get this finicky persian to take this medication with food would be appreciated. I googled it but it says its easy to administer just mix with food but doesn't work for me.