Have tried pill capsules but she hides it in her cheek
She is having surgery & important yo get it in her
Wrap it in something she loves to eat, or since she is having surgery and may be fasting, you take the pill in hand, open her mouth, drop the pill to the back of her throat, and then with one finger, and gently, push it down into her esophagus. She will take it from there... she won't have a choice. This is a very traditional, accepted and non-violent way to give her the medication she needs.
Best of Luck to you both...
Poor Dog not fun they are so smart when it comes to pills what i found on my big dog and it also worked on my tiny dog was put it in lunch meat all folded up and he and she would just swallow it without chewing worth a try beyond that ask the vet they have tons of tricks but whatever you do just a small pice of it even a teaspoon of canned food so you can make sure it is down before you give them anymore then you know for a fact it is down... the one used to find it in the meat and eat the meat and spit out the pill after the food so look very close hope you dog is doing better soon... have a great day
They're tricky little imps aren't they. Mine can actually gag it back up and spit it out. I have to stick it down his throat as far as I can to get any chance of him swallowing it. There is a syringe made with a tube on the end and you can crush the med and put it in a little water and give it way back in their throats, I haven't tried that. I just persist until its all down. They also make little treats that you can stick the pill inside. I've not tried them either, because I have tried sticking the pill in a piece of hot dog but he actually eats the hot dog and spits out the pill.
Hi, you can buy a 'Pill Giver' from your vets surgery or pet stores. It is a long slim device, you place the tablet in the end which has a 'grabber', insert it in to your pets mouth and this gets the tablet right to the back of the throat, then you push the other end of the device and the tablet is deposited and should be easily swallowed. If you look them up you will see a picture, they are very simple and humane and cost very little
so i have a 50 pound korean jindo recently diagnosed with heartworm and she had her first injection today. she HATES pills and refuses them at all costs. i cannot even wrap a warm meatball around one. she will spit it all back out. she needs to take a tramadol 50mg every 12 hours. NO WAY is this happening. i tried peanut butter. meatballs. scrapple. fish. sausage. she will eat a meatball without the pill just fine. She can smell it --i'm sure --because she wont touch food with the tramadol crushed into it. IS IT THAT BAD TASTING?
Help me. we had to get my step son over here tonight to force it down into her esophagus. he lives 30 mins away. HELP!!!
Getting my Border Collie to take Tramadol for his arthritis was nearly impossible. Peanut butter, cheese, pet pockets, hiding it in hot dogs all failed. I found something hat works, Vermont Cabot Cheddar cheese in a Spam “wrap”.
Here’s what you do. Empty the span can and cut it into full length pieces. For each dosing take one of the slices and cut it into five and set aside. Using a small piece of the cheese cut it in to two pieces and put the pill on ne of he pieces and cover it with the remaining piece of cheese. Microwave until the cheese just starts to melt, about 5 seconds or less.
Put the cheese/pill mixture on one of the spam pieces and then surround it with the other Spam pieces so that the cheese is barely visible. Microwave this for 5 seconds or less. The Spam should be warm not hot. Put it where you feed your pet and watch.
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