Our orange tabby managed to injure his tail. The vet thinks he was trying to shimmy under a fence. As a result, he had to stay inside for a few days, an state he protested buy farting in my face a lot. He also had to go on an antibiotic. My husband was concerned this was going to be an ordeal, but then came up with the idea to dip the pills in a dollop of lard. He won't eat it on his own, I still need to pry his mouth open, but once the pill is inside he swallows it easily. I highly recommend this trick.