Hi, Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm a licensed veterinarian and I'll be happy to help. Thanks for your question! Really, it would be best if you can get some help in giving her this tablet as soon as you can, because it offers protective qualities against rising circulating bile acid in Spud's body.
One way to offer tablets to cats is to use a "Pill Pocket". These are tastey little treats that have a pocket in them to hide a pill.
What have you tried?
They are sold at the vets' here, but I was wondering about the UK. . .let me see what I can find out and I'll be right back.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=pill+pockets&tag=googhydr-21&index=pets&hvadid=34253646956&hvpos=1t2&hvexid=&hvnetw=s&hvrand=11 I found them here on your Amazon.co.uk, so I imagine that your vet would have these.
Have you tried crushing the tablet and mixing it in a small amount of her food?
Good point. Let me go check on whether some are slow released, and if you could check the label on your bottle that would help. Meet you here in a minute or so. . .
Since you have a pill, it is highly unlikely that this is a slow release product. Usually slow release meds are in capsular form. Also, the fact that you are giving a quarter of a tablet is telling that this is not slow release. The way to crush a tablet is between two spoons nested into each other, or with a mortar and pestle. I still would like to research destolit a little more so I'll be back very soon. Thanks.
Ok thank-you look forward to your reply :)
I've read the complete label, and this tablet form is not slow release. I suspect it is bitter, but hopefully it is a small enough amount that Spud won't taste it when mixed in with a small amount of food.
Ok thank-you very much for your help! This makes it much easier to get down her :)