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How do you give K9 pills...open or whole.
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9 September 2008 - 11:48 pm
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Thanks Jerry. I started giving Gracie her K9 pills whole in whipped cottage cheese that I spoon feed her. I just sneak a pill in every couple of bites. Works like a charm. She gets a total of 5 pills & 1 transfer. I give 2 in the morning with 1/2 transfer & the other 3 pills & 1/2 transfer in the eve. I agree with it making the food taste bad if you open the pills & mix it in. She likes her food much better now. I also called aloha & they told me, since the pills caps are made of geletin they will dissolve & dogs will get all the benifits from the pill. They also told me it’s fine to split the dose up.

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Oooh, I didn’t know you could split the Transfer factor like that. Good idea!

Mom’s been slathering my pills in peanut butter. So far, so good.

Whipped cottage cheese eh? Do you buy it that way or do it yourself?

 

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We get organic cottage cheese & put it in the food processor.We then add 1 tbs of organic flax seed per 1/2 cup of cottage cheese. Whip it up & put it back in the container.  Gracie loves it. I read a lot about Dr Johanna Budwig diet. She did research on good fats & omega 3’s. She is a six time nobel award nominated doctor. She says this essential nutrient combination actually prevents and cures cancer.  I will try anything.  I read where whipping the cottage cheese with the flax keeps it from separating.  I also read to wait 5 min. after you mix it because they need to activate first.  I make enough to get her through a couple days.  I spoon feed it to her & she thinks it is a treat!

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10 September 2008 - 10:37 pm
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Gracie, that is an awesome way to blend the cottage cheese and flax seed. We never even considered it.

Would you mind posting this Tip in the "Tips and Resources" section of the Forums? I think more pawrents should know about it. Thanks!

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14 September 2008 - 9:18 pm
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I mix all Leo’s pills (whole) up in his food. Since he doesn’t bother to chew his food for the most part, he doesn’t even notice he is taking pills.Wink Let’s hope he continues this way because it is easy to give him his meds. Sometimes I give him the fish oil pills separate and I dip them in peanut butter. He gobbles them up because he doesn’t chew those either.

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Hey thanks for the tip about using peanut butter.  My meds smell like the doggy hospital I was in.  Yell  Mommy was tricking me by putting them in a hot dog, but I got wise and started spitting a couple of them out. 

Mommy even tried putting one pill that I spit out this morning in cottage cheese.  Didn’t work.  Still smells awful.  She then mixed the cottage cheese in with my breakfast and topped that with chicken gravy.  I ate 3/4 of my food. 

Of course I didn’t say no to a doggy biscuit as a treat latter.  There are priorities in life ya know.   Wink

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