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Re: Buddy Girl needs some good thoughts.

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 12:24 pm
by dogs4jen
That's how I feel too, plus if I pill them and they do manage to spit it out, I have to do it again with a slobbery pill. I wonder what else might work that would be better for her than cream cheese, not peanut butter obviously, hmm, well there is low fat cream cheese, or low fat ricotta cheese maybe?

Re: Buddy Girl needs some good thoughts.

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 12:24 pm
by jamielvsaustin
AllisonPibbleLvr wrote:
Muttkip wrote:Ever tried the stuff in mouth, hold muzzle gently shut, lift the head back and stroke her throat? I do it with Beau every night when I give him his garlic pill and I've been doing it for years with no problems. I don't see the need to have to hide pills when you can just get it over with quickly without much fuss.


Uh, yeah. No thanks.

Even if she was only getting one pill and it was temporary I wouldn't force her. I'd rather make it a pleasant experience seeing as she's on a half dozen meds two-three times per day.

We do this with Bailey :dunno: It doesn't feel like we're forcing her because we're not man handling her or being rough. She's a champ at it, and otherwise we wouldn't get her to take the pills...no matter what we put them in, she'll spit the pill back out. Trooper however, sometimes we can trick into just eating the pill-especially if we toss it to him. Otherwise he usually has it hidden in some thing.

Buddy Girl needs some good thoughts.

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 12:27 pm
by AllisonPitbullLvr
I don't have a problem using pill pockets. Buddy has next to no teeth and if pills aren't hidden in something such as a pill pocket, she is quite good at hiding them in her empty cheek pocket.

She's also a very sensitive dog an any type of "force" perceived by us or not, causes her needless distress.

Buddy Girl needs some good thoughts.

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 1:51 pm
by jtalt7
I find lean treats, sold by Butler through vet clinics, work just as well as pill pockets at third the cost. Something to maybe try and low fat for those pissy pancreases

Buddy Girl needs some good thoughts.

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 1:56 pm
by AllisonPitbullLvr
jtalt7 wrote:I find lean treats, sold by Butler through vet clinics, work just as well as pill pockets at third the cost. Something to maybe try and low fat for those pissy pancreases


I haven't heard of these-- is that what they're called, Lean Treats?

Re: Buddy Girl needs some good thoughts.

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 2:57 pm
by jtalt7
http://www.amazon.com/Butler-NutriSenti ... 143&sr=8-1

I swear we sell those cheaper then that though. I wanna say a case is $28

Buddy Girl needs some good thoughts.

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 2:58 pm
by AllisonPitbullLvr
jtalt7 wrote:http://www.amazon.com/Butler-NutriSentials-Treats-Resealable-Pouch/dp/B0015Y943Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337198143&sr=8-1

I swear we sell those cheaper then that though. I wanna say a case is $28



Thank you! :) I'll see if I can order them through work.

Re: Buddy Girl needs some good thoughts.

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:04 pm
by jtalt7
If you have a Butler Schein rep you should be able to. Great training treats too, 1 kcal per treat and they can be broken into four pieces.