How to give a cat an injection (intramuscular)

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If you've never given an injection before, ask your veterinarian to show you how.

1. Hold the cat down.

1. Position the cat - lay her on her right side, with your right hand and forearm, press her hind legs against the floor, then with your left hand, grab the scruff. Hold your cat so she can not move.

2. Insert needle into the "fleshiest" part of the thigh. Pull back on the plunger slightly to make sure you don’t draw blood. If you draw blood, reinsert the needle in a different spot. If there is no blood, then proceed with pushing down on the plunger to give the injection.

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