|Barked: Tue Feb 12, '13 5:19am PST |
|I've been having a similar problem with Lily. In the past, peanut butter has always worked, but she snuck up on me and saw me putting pills in it, and now won't touch it.
Cheese cubes worked for awhile, but she figured that out, too.
Bread works sometimes.
I tried potted meat, and that worked pretty well for a few days.
Cat food works very well, but it is messy. No matter what you use, you have to make sure the pill is completely covered. Some of those pills have strong odors.
Currently, I'm using hot dogs (beef, or turkey, not pork). I just tear off a piece of the hot dog, and shove the pill deep into it. When I give her that piece, I make sure she sees me holding another. That make her hurry through the first one, in order to get to the next.
Someone suggested liverwurst, but I haven't been able to find it. I got braunschweiger with bacon fat wrapped around it, instead, but my vet told me to stay away from pork.
Whatever you do, don't let the dog see you putting the pills in whatever you're using to get it to eat it. Also, do it one pill at a time. The reason the hot dogs work so well is, she wolfs the smallish pieces down without chewing them. if I used a bigger piece to get more pills down her at one time, she might chew it, and get a taste of the pill. It'd be all over then.
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