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When I wrap my cat in a towel, and get ready tomgive him liquid medicine, I givw it to him with a syring. Then he retaliates by foaming spit at the mouth. Of course it is pink foam!!! Is he getting any of it or should I re dose him? He is such a good boy but I do have this problem of him spitting it back out, or that is what it looks like.

Thank you.

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Hi
well as long as you are placing the syringe far back into the throat with his head facing up he should be getting the dose. I would not recommend repeating the dose. If you at all concerned then please speak to your vet who may be able to give the medicine in another form.

I have a web page about how to give cats medicine which you may find of further information.

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best wishes Kate

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Kate Tilmouth

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I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

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I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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I am a platinum member of Ezinearticles where i write mainly cat related articles.

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Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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