Injections are a less common way to give cats medicine; however, they are used frequently for diabetic cats. Learn how to give a cat an injection in this free pet care video from a practicing veterinarian.
Administering injections to your cat is pretty unusual for most normal medications. However, people who own diabetic cats may need to give them insulin by injection. So, you can use the less is more method of restraint. So, want to just not make a big deal of it and let your cat get kind of comfortable and sit down. And, let me show you the way the syringe is. This is a one/cc syringe with a very fine needle on it. And, actually some insulin syringes are even smaller with even finer needles than that. So, that the amount of pain the cat feels is minimized. It's just like a little prick under their skin. So, what you want to do when you administer a sub-Q injection is probably wrap your cat in a towel if you're going to use the hind end. Just like that, so he can't bite you. And, then you're going to take a little piece of skin at the flank area. Just in front of the hind leg, sort of just below the spine. Pick a little piece of that skin up and you can feel a little hollow in there. And, then you take your needle. Ace wants to help. And, you just insert that needle right under the skin there just like that and then you draw back so that you would make sure that you didn't get any blood there. And, then just inject whatever material you have. The insulin or antibiotic in there. And, that's all there is to a sub-Q injection.