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Black Pearls of Wisdom...

she's a little stinker...

November 1st 2012 1:19 am
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about taking 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: Lucas (My Gentle Angel) (Dogster Member)

November 1st 2012 at 4:19 pm


Hold out for the BIG reward.....

Lucas eats delicately !! But he will take cheese !

Sweetheart... get well get strong !! TAKE your meds !!

Make Mum and Dad smile....

We love you.... LOTSSS

Flicka ∆,,∆ & Lucas /..| Cleo (I.M.) ∆,,∆ & Pam X
Barked by: Webster (Dogster Member)

November 1st 2012 at 7:57 pm

Two words: PEANUT BUTTER! :O)

I likewise am a connoisseur of fine food... but I just can't resist that yummy PB, even when I KNOW there is something else in there with it.
Barked by: Dixie BP 2003-2012 (Dogster Member)

November 2nd 2012 at 7:19 pm

Dixie and Burt are the first dogs we've ever had that DON'T like Peanut Butter. I know, unbelievable, right? BOL
Barked by: Ringo (Dogster Member)

November 2nd 2012 at 7:46 pm

*sniffs at Webster layin on the floor passed out in shock*

Geez... not likin peanut butter is weeeeeird! Hmmm... how bout some Cheez-Wiz? Or some of that squirt cheese stuff in a can?
Barked by: Burt BlackPearl (Dogster Member)

November 3rd 2012 at 2:38 am

"got my Cheez-Wiz boy?" BOL
Barked by: Sully & Socks Our Angel (Dogster Member)

November 3rd 2012 at 6:39 am

Know how hard it is to slip anything in the way of a pill into Socks, so can really relate.

Know you don't want to have to hold her head, so hope the dissolved pill in chicken broth works. There is a thingy made that looks like a syringe, but has a little spoon on the end so you can get the pills to the back of her throat (we got one years ago for Buddy at Walmart). It was easier than using our big hands to insert the pill into his throat. Wishing you good luck & so happy she's eating!!!

Bless you, Dixie girl, you have the most wonderful pawrents who will do any and everything to help you get better.

We love you all & are praying for rapid healing and no further complications every day.

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