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Author:  aspenleaf [ Dec 28, 2016 8:55 am ]
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Eww! I had a husky who had to take four little pills, about the size of baby aspirin, twice a day. I tried hot dogs, wet food, gravy, peanut butter -- he was still able to eat and lick around them and spit them back out. :lol:

Author:  ChampagneAbby [ Dec 28, 2016 9:02 am ]
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I know, we tried everything too. Nothing worked until I thought of fish paste. Sardine works best as it's the smelliest, salmon not so much :hugegrin:

Author:  aspenleaf [ Dec 28, 2016 11:22 am ]
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:lol:

I guess this is a good question for the vet: how do you get a dog to take pills?

Author:  chakraz [ Dec 28, 2016 11:34 am ]
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Ask him or her nicely. ;)

Author:  Victorianhistorian [ Dec 28, 2016 12:23 pm ]
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Braunschweiger! Smash the pill in the middle and make a little ball. Worked for me.

Author:  aspenleaf [ Dec 28, 2016 12:50 pm ]
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Actually, spray cheese worked for awhile. I don't even know what braunschweiger is! :lol:

Author:  MIRSH [ Dec 28, 2016 12:59 pm ]
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aspenleaf wrote:
Actually, spray cheese worked for awhile. I don't even know what braunschweiger is! :lol:

Liverwurst. I use lunchmeat - turkey or roast beef - which works most days, but not for larger pills. One of my dogs likes sweet potatoes, so sometimes I can sneak her pills inside that. She also likes cheese, but I thought that might constipate her, so try not to use that. Every day is a challenge with the pill thing, but not as bad as when I tried to give pills to my cat.

Author:  BaileyGeek [ Dec 28, 2016 9:49 pm ]
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Kepler's thyroid pills must not taste like much because I just drop one on his food when I feed him.

When he had other pills that tasted nasty he eventually stopped eating any treat that might be hiding a pill, so I'd stick them in a small ball of peanut butter and force it behind his teeth. I'm not sure if the sticky pb made it too hard to spit out, or if he was just resigned once it was in his mouth, but it worked.

Author:  Sano [ Jan 9, 2017 4:38 pm ]
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There are many options for pilling dogs and cats. Dogs are typically the easiest; liverwurst is indeed a great option as it is very strong smelling.
Pill pockets are a great option as well - you can find them at most veterinarians and pet supply stores. Pill guns are a possibility to try. If push comes to shove and you absolutely cannot get a pill in any other way, then you just have to hand pill your pet. The video below is a good example of how to safely pill your pet!
https://youtu.be/ZN5Iil1hCAg

Author:  Lumbajack Gangsta [ Jan 9, 2017 5:50 pm ]
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I can't remember exactly where but I once found a recipe for the pill pocket. It looked pretty simple and was a fraction of the price.

Author:  okfine [ Jan 10, 2017 8:21 am ]
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Question,...have 13 year black lab/ dachsound, 31 pound. How much is too much baby aspirin when his joints are hurting? Are there other alternatives? Thank you.

Author:  Sano [ Mar 9, 2017 5:13 pm ]
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As an occasional use he can have 1 tablet of baby aspirin with food. It can't be given every day or mixed with other pain medications as that can lead to stomach ulcerations. If his discomfort persists, there are much better (and safer) pain medications that your regular veterinarian can prescribe.


okfine wrote:
Question,...have 13 year black lab/ dachsound, 31 pound. How much is too much baby aspirin when his joints are hurting? Are there other alternatives? Thank you.

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