Idea Exchange: Gelatin capsules help the medicine go down

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Mar 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff

We give a lot of metronidazole to cats. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to get cats to take the pills because of the bad taste. So we cut the 250-mg tablets into quarters and place them in gelatin capsules. The cats will then take the medication without salivating or fighting. We also make up capsules of tylosin powder.

Dr. Barb Teter
Omaha, Neb.