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24 July 2011 - 12:42 pm
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marvelousmax said:

If it works, I'll post pics and a recipe 🙂

Please do! We'll share it in the Tripawds Nutrition blog.

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We used the peanut butter method.    I used a plastic picnic utensil (the handle part) and when they opened up, I scraped the back of their teeth with it.  It works with Rocket (aka monkeybutt) and he's a finicky eater.

 

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Ok, Ge I have to ask - Did you have two plastic utensils or did you stick the same one back into the peanut butter jar?!winkertwisted

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I'm having to laugh about the techniques & experiences shared! Funny 'cause it's all so common & easily understood. "Wearing the pill on his chest" - hilarious!!! Been there, done that!

right now Gracie's just happy gulping whatever. So I smush her pills in little squares of American cheese. I get a store brand that's softer than Kraft so it smushes easier & sticks to the pills nicely. She hears me opening the pill bottle & runs in, sits & eagerly watches till I pop a smush ball into her mouth - gulp! gimme another!

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hugapitbull said:

Ok, Ge I have to ask - Did you have two plastic utensils or did you stick the same one back into the peanut butter jar?!winkertwisted

I had to laugh at this. We usually have two jars of peanut butter. The dog peanut butter is a smaller jar, always creamy instead of chunky, and marked "DOG." Hilarity, or something, ensues when someone grabs the "DOG" PB by mistake 🙂

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Riley is so dang picky and gags like a spoiled child when we would TRY and give her meds that I finally gave up hiding the pills in food -

I got one of those pill popper things that you open their mouth and stick it down their throat - works wonders......it is followed up (of course) with chicken livers, gizzards and hearts.  I do mix the K-9 immunity and all the supplement stuff with her food and make that nice and tastey with shreaded meat from the crockpot and she inhales that!!!!

 

I too am wondering about the spoon in the pnut butter.............

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We had the pill popper as a last resort for Max, because he had a tendency to get wise to cheese or whatever we were using to disguise his meds. Lot of good advice for alternates here, and I would only add that it sometimes helps to stick the meds in different things so the dog doesn't associate pills with any one treat. Also, if you switch to a different treat, don't put meds in it for a few days. Let her realize this treat isn't loaded with something she doesn't want so she won't get suspicious of it beforehand.

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My Tutu girl gets all of her Herbsmith supplements in her food with NO problems!  She eats a variety of forms of raw, fresh, dehydrated or freeze dried.  I always change it up so she never knows what to expect.  Somedays I just mix it in with her organic greek yogurt or canned pumpkin.  And when in a hurry I just dip the pills in peanut butter and VIOLA! down the hatch it goes!!  The Stella & Chewy's freeze dried dinner patties work like a charm, break a piece off and shove the pill in it and go!!

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Butter. Just plain butter. Just slightly warm enough to wrap it around the pill.  It's so slippery that he doesn't have time to spit it out!

 

Sparky will not eat processed cheese or peanut butter. I hope this trick works for you.

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