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Be 'cool and calm' when administrating pet meds

Wednesday, 21st September 2011

When giving your animal pet meds, it is very important that you remain "calm and cool", an expert has said.

Janet Winikoff, director of education for the Humane Society of Vero Beach, Florida, told the Associated Press about the best ways to go about getting your animal to take pet medication.

She is quoted as saying: "Be cool, calm, collected and quick. For many pets, the more restraint you use, the more they struggle and become stressed."

Ms Winikoff went on to say owners should ask their vet for a demonstration beforehand and ask about what they should do if the animal refuses to take the pet meds.

"Sometimes you think you're successful only to find a half-dissolved pill on the carpet several hours later. Do you re-administer? Wait? Try another method?" she told the news provider.

According to the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, if the medicine can be taken with food, it can be placed in the centre of some dog food.