Giving vitamins to a cat requires stealth and fortitude. I am especially proud of my technique. When the cat is not looking, prepare the medicine dropper containing 1 ml of vitamin syrup. Then approach the cat casually, keeping the medicine dropper out of sight. Pretend that you were about to do something else and only stopped to pet the cat. Tickle the cat under the ear, and then hold her by the scruff of her neck.
Keep your wrist firm, as if you’re hitting a volley to Roger Federer. Then when the cat opens her mouth to protest being grabbed, squeeze the contents of the medicine dropper into her mouth with your other hand.
The first few times you try this the cat may bite and scratch and your wrist may seem like the site of several suicide attempts. However, cats respect strength and will eventually offer only token resistance.
Read If your cat is a picky eater, our column today in the Philippine Star.