My Happy Ever After

We're having a devil of a time

November 1st 2012 1:21 am
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getting Dixie to take her antibiotics and pain pill. Dixie has always been quite the gourmand when it comes to food. If you offer her something by hand, she'll lean in, sniff it, and gingerly take it into her mouth. If she's not sure about the taste or texture, she lowers her head & drops the food onto the floor, then sniffs it again. If it passes the second sniff test, she'll eat it.

This doesn't bode well for us sneaking Clavamox, Doxycycline & Tramadol past her! She used to take pills with cheese. But, because she ALWAYS chews her food, she caught on fast about that, and stopped eating cheese.

Then we tried liver sausage. We'd give her a piece or two sans pills, then the loaded piece. Dixie would chew each piece before swallowing, and then pittooee, out would pop the pill.

We tried the pill pockets yesterday. Chew, chew, chew, swallow, pittooee! Deja Vu! What a little stinker!

Picked up a feeding syringe today. We tried cream of chicken soup with dissolved pills. Worked somewhat. Tonight, her Daddy tried tucking a pill into the end of a mini-egg roll (paws crossed no Pancreatitis). Of course, it worked!

Can we say "spoiled Daddy's girl"? BOL

 
 

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Barked by: Monnie (Dogster Member)

November 1st 2012 at 1:35 pm

Good Girl! I'm proud of you Sweetie! I take Metacam and it's nasty but it's a liquid so Momma just puts it in my cheek and I swallow cuzz she does it fast so I can't spit it out, then she gives me a Salmon treat to get the yucky taste out of my mouth.

We're still praying for you dear Friendā™„


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