Tips on giving a pill?!?!? - Page 2
+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 15 of 15
Like Tree5Likes

Thread: Tips on giving a pill?!?!?

  1. #11
    Tikki Wikki is offline New to the Village
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    The Woodlands, TX
    Posts
    1

    Default

    Perhaps you could use peanut butter, one made with no sugar; or a little peanut butter on the pillpocket
    I know my little girl loves peanut butter and that's what I use if I am out of hotdogs or pill pockets

  2. #12
    Snifter's Avatar
    Snifter is offline Moderator/Village Merchant
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Essex, England
    Posts
    18,134

    Default

    Toddy was on Denamarin for a while, as was Snifter. Both have issues with pills, especially Snifter.

    Although they say you should not ideally cut or crush Denamarin, if it will not go down otherwise then you may have no choice. Our specialist knew I was crushing it and then putting the crushed tablet in an empty capsule case so he could not taste any of the drug. In fact this is what I have to do with most tablets.

    The coating on Denamarin is, I believe, designed so that the drug does not start getting released until it gets further along in the digestive system. The capsule case helps in this aim.

    As Toddy had pancreatitis at the time I could not hide the capsules in high fat treats, but what I did do was buy light Philadelphia cheese. I would dip the capsule into the cheese so it was very lightly coated and feed it to him as if it were a treat. Because the Denamarin tabs are so big he ended up having about 5 capsules for each dose, but he seemed OK with it. I finished up with a bit of fish or chicken just to make sure all the capsules had gone down.

    I have tried those pill dispensers with no success - the pugs just hid the pill in a fold inside their mouth and spat it out later.
    jdm11 likes this.


    Bella, mummy to Snifter and Toddy!

    http://avrilmunson.wordpress.com









  3. #13
    jdm11's Avatar
    jdm11 is offline Village Puppy
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    amarillo Tx
    Posts
    37

    Default

    Thats a good idea and Im going to have to look into that, as of now the vet just pretty much said whatever it takes, crushing, cutting, or even sprinkling on his food will have to do. But as you know its way more efective to be givin whole. I thought about going to a compound pharmacy and getting them coated with beef flavor.... Thank you all for the replies I appreciate it

  4. Remove Advertisements
    PugVillage.com
    Advertisements

  5. #14
    pippa's Avatar
    pippa is offline Village Mayor
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Peterborough, ON
    Posts
    418

    Default

    Pill pockets...

    Pippa loves them.

  6. #15
    andreaL is offline New to the Village
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    2

    Default

    My pug loved eating...Lol...so I would wrap each pill in some canned dog food and give one..while she was eating it I would let her sniff the next and she'd eat it and so forth til I set her food dish down and she ate her meal. Worked 99% of the time. Good luck

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts