ABSTRACT: Client compliance when delivering oral medication forms a large part of the success or failure of such treatment regimes. The prevalence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) today may imply that an improvement in antimicrobial stewardship or client compliance needs to be sought. Anecdotal evidence describes cats being difficult to deliver oral medications to, but there are many other factors that may influence a client’s ability or willingness to comply. It is important to understand clients’ abilities and to help improve their knowledge and skills when orally medicating cats to strive towards the safest and most successful clinical outcome.


Emily Chapman BSc(Hons) RVN

Emily graduated from the University of Bristol in July 2017 with a BSc(Hons) degree in Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary science. She now works as an RVN in a busy first opinion and referral hospital in Bath and has a keen interest in anaesthesia, emergency and critical care and feline medicine.

Email: ejchapman95@outlook.com

Keywords: compliance; resistance; cats; cefovecin; tablets; oral medication

To cite this article: Veterinary Nursing Journal • VOL 33 (05) • May 2018 pp127-130

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