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04-28-2014 06:51 PM
Bizzy930 Quick update. Kodi's energy and appetite is slowly progressing. On occasion, he vomits up the food he just ate.. Been sprinkling probiotic to his food. He needs to gain a lot of his weight back.. I wonder if its just new food his stomach is not used to just quite yet....
04-26-2014 09:17 PM
Cara Fusinato If you coat the pill in peanut butter not a whole lot, just a bit, and then hold it in your fingers with some peanut butter on the fingers too. Hold you hand up above him slightly and let him take it and continue licking your fingers, it goes down the hatch before he is done licking the fingers he with the head slightly upwards (not TOO high) he can't spit it out. Works 99% of the time.
04-26-2014 09:08 PM
gnet158 Dumb question but how does a pup typically get Parvo?
04-26-2014 01:27 PM
trcy My female dog does not like to take pills. She is small though. 20 pounds/not a gsd. I just grab the top part of her muzzle, opening her mouth, the I shove it to the opening of her throat, close her mouth and run her throat.

It works really well, but it took many tries to get the technique down. She is a master at cheeking the pills and spitting them out.
04-26-2014 12:12 PM
my boy diesel if one can pill a cat they can pill a dog
04-26-2014 12:08 PM
Magwart Have your vet show you how to pill a dog. There's a technique to getting a pill in their mouth and down the throat very quickly, but someone needs to show you how to do it. It's easy enough I can do it alone, with a 75 pound foster -- and I'm a small woman. A puppy is a breeze. It just takes practice, and being instructed on the technique.
04-25-2014 09:17 PM
Bizzy930 Hey everyone. We have been trying the peanut butter technique and its seems to work best even though it still takes a while. He is really good at separating the PB from the actual pill. Five minutes later, we see it on the floor. He is also very picky with the food, probably due to his recovery and lack of appetite. Tried the syringe with water method and he literally leaves it in his mouth and starts slobbering /drooling... Lil' guy is smarter at 10 weeks than we expected..
04-25-2014 08:40 PM
glowingtoadfly Liver sausage or thawed raw patty? That is what we use for pills.
04-25-2014 08:35 PM
petite I have a vet tech background and am here to help if you need. Feel free to PM me or answer on here what Kodi's medications are and I might be able to suggest some different methods to medicate him. I'm really hopeful for both of you!
04-24-2014 08:46 PM
my boy diesel do a you tube search for how to give a dog a pill
if he refuses to eat it you have to get it down his gullet one way or another
i have smashed up pills before and added a slight amt of water and syringed it to the dog
not the best way but if it is an antibiotic you need to finish the bottle
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