An easy way to apply Transdermal Medications for your cat with Topi-CLICK Micro
Applying Transdermal Medications to Cats with Topi-CLICK Micro
Cats are wonderful pets. They can be cuddly, playful, loving, and silly. However, applying medication to your cat is not always easy because they can become squirmy and uncooperative. Thankfully, there is a new product on the market called the Topi-CLICK Micro that makes applying transdermal medication to your cat much easier. This post will discuss benefits of using the Topi-CLICK Micro and how to use it safely and correctly to apply your cat's medication.
The Topi-CLICK Micro is a specially designed medication dispenser. The topical medication is loaded into the chamber of the dispenser. Then, the medication can be dispensed by turning the base of the dispenser; one turn dispenses 0.05 mL of medication, two turns dispenses 0.10 mL, etc. Once the medication is dispensed it stays on the tip of the applicator, and then you can easily rub the medication into the inside ear flap of the cat's ear. The Topi-CLICK Micro also offers a number of tip options for the applicator that you can choose from. Using the Topi-CLICK Micro ensures that you apply the correct amount of medication to your pet, and it also eliminates the hassle and possible danger of applying the medication with your finger where the medication may pose a hazard to the owner.
Using the Topi-CLICK Micro is very easy. Before applying any transdermal medication to your cat, first select the best area to apply the medication. The pinna, or the tip of the inside of the ear, is the best location because it is hairless. Check that this area is clean, and if not wipe the area with a warm, damp paper towel. Once you have prepared the area, follow these steps:
- First, unscrew the cap of the Topi-CLICK Micro and set it aside
- Next, hold the dispenser in an upright position and turn the base until you hear it click. Be sure to turn the base the correct number of times to dispense the right amount of medication specified by the prescription label (remember, one click dispenses 0.05 mL). Note: when the top black line of the plunger reaches the word "REFILL" on the dispenser, only 32 clicks of the medication remain.
- Apply the medication to the area. Continue rubbing the medication with the applicator until all the medication has absorbed into the cat's skin.
- Screw on the cap so it is ready to go for next time.
After applying the topical medication to your cat, it is important to wait at least 20 minutes before touching the medicated area if needed. Also, be sure to wash your hands after applying any topical medication to your cat, just in case any medication touched your skin.
Applying topical medication to your cat does not have to be a chore. The Topi-CLICK Micro makes applying medications quick and easy, so that you and your cat can go back to cuddling or playtime.
CareFirst Specialty Pharmacy has extensive experience in compounding transdermal medications for cats and uses the Topi-CLICK Micro.