|Barked: Mon Feb 11, '13 7:44pm PST |
|Unfortunately most antibiotics taste just terrible so crushing it up and giving it to him would probably not work well. You stated that he is on antibiotics for a GI upset (weird to give antibiotics for that) but is the dog wanting to eat? If so you can try wrapping the pill or capsule in some string cheese or some yummy chicken. One way we give meds at the clinic to the dogs who just will not take meds is to give a few bites of the cheese or whatever we are using without the meds in it, say two or three times, then when the dog actually does not think the treat has the evil pill in it we will slip the pill into the next treat and tada...they actually take it.
Or, if the dog does not have major tummy problems we will try canned whipped cream, same trick as above but they love the whipped cream and willingly take the pill.
Cream cheese works well also, but please ask the Vet if any of the above suggestions will upset the dogs already upset tummy.
There again I am surprised about the antibiotics and not something to calm the tummy inflammation.
Best wishes with the pill giving. It can be so frustrating. One of our most difficult pets with pills was "tricked" with cinnamon applesauce, he loved it and who would've thought.
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