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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 11:44 AM
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Learning how to "pill" your dog is the best solution, I agree. The Cerenia are so small that it is easy for these sly pups to not swallow it. I wish vets would show how to do this.
When I pill a dog, I usually sit at the kitchen table and put a favorite something on the table to distract them and get them to swallow. They keep their eye on the prize.
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Here are the various things that have work for me over the years:

Hiding pills in ....
- Scrambled Egg
- Cheese
- Meatball from Chef Boyardee Can (Emergency Hospital recommended this)
- Canned dog food with "gravy" (crushed pills can often be disguised well in the gravy)
- Pill pockets - Greenies "Cat" version worked best since pockets are smaller

Tools that also helped ...
- Pill Crusher
- Pill Splitter
- Pill Gun

Overall, I try a variety of these methods and generally one will work at any given time. I crush the pill or split it down to a tiny size if possible. As a last resort, I use the pill gun which is much easier for me than trying to put my finger into the back of a tiny Havanese mouth. Max and Molly can detect even the smallest, most well hidden pill at times. It can be quite challenging when you need to give pills on a daily basis. Max had surgery last year, and needed to take 5 pills three times a day at one point. I feel for anyone who has this struggle.
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reading all of the strategies makes me even more grateful at how easy Perry is to give a pill to. He loves peanut butter so much that the idea of sitting there and licking more of it off my finger means that I don't even think he notices that one of the licks has a lump in it
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I buy chunky peanut butter for this reason. Sometimes the chunk is a peanut, sometimes itís a pill. You never know....

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Originally Posted by Tom King View Post
Since we got one of these swings for the little puppies, I don't believe there has been one with motion sickness. I'm not sure if it would work for an older dog, but feel like it would be worth a try.

See picture in First Accident Ever thread.
Where did you get that swing? Is it specifically for puppies? Can you post a YouTube clip with them playing in the swing? I'd love to see that!
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