Tuesday, June 22, 2010
June, Pills & Socks
Bailey gets a heartworm/flea pill once a month, but he's too smart to take it easily. I've tried wrapping it in a pill pocket treat (he'll just chew up the treat and swallow, and spit the pill out. I've also tried "hiding" it in his kibble (he'll just eat around it and leave only the pill behind). I've tried "sneaking" it in his mouth by bombarding him with yummy treats that i know hed swallow and not chew (but the texture of the pill sets off flashing red alarms in his mouth). I've resorted to holding him down, putting the pill way far back in his mouth and holding his muzzle shut until he swallows... Sounds aggressive but that's the only way he'll take it. Even when I do this, he tries to keep his mouth shut so I can't pry it open to stick the pill in. Do you guys have any suggestions on how to make this process a bit more pleasant for both him and I..... has anyone ever crushed a pill and mixed it up in something??!?!!?