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Old 09-16-2006, 08:15 AM
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de-worming for dogs

Hi!
I’m a huge animal lover and I was wondering if anyone could help me solve
my problem…
I have a dog who’s name is Elvis and a cat who’s name is Princess!
I’ve discovered that Elvis had worms, (is it possible that he got from other pets???)
so I want to my vet and he gave him a de-worming medication in a tablet form but he wouldn’t swallow it!!
I didn’t want to use too much force so I tried wrapping it with some sausage but he some how figured it out!
please help me!!
Tami
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Old 09-18-2006, 06:56 AM
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hi!

about five months ago my dog Angie suffered from worms.
my friend told me to buy a de-worming pill and mix it with some chicken but
Angie figured it out and only ate a quarter…
that happened a couple of times unlit two months ago I’ve found a solution in a form of dry food that my Angie really liked and I didn’t have to force her at all !!!
you should try it …
Tasties Worm-Out (link removed by Administrator due to spamming all over the internet)
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Old 09-22-2006, 09:47 AM
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I am giving my dog medication right now and have been for the past month for pneumonia and I take some of pet food [it's the one I use for his pills not his regular kind] and squish it around the pill. [it's like gainsburgers] I have also stuck it in the middle of a dog treat. He hasn't given me any problems.
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Old 09-22-2006, 10:26 AM
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My dog Sam was smart at discovering hidden pills too. The one trick I used that worked was to take one of the small milkbone dog biscuits and stick the pill to the bone with peanut butter. He could not scrape the peanut butter off so swallowed the pill. It worked great.
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Old 09-23-2006, 07:05 AM
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Pilling Dogs

If you cannot just pill the dog by placing the pill in his mouth and then using your index finger to push it down then cup the dogs mouth in your hand using your thumb on one side and then your middle, ring and pinky for the other. You can also use your other hand to "open" his mouth and poke it down.
You can also try to use meat flavored baby food that has been chilled in the frig until it's firm. You can use peanut butter or cheese as well.
Some wormers are available in liquid form.
Most tapeowrm meds are in pill form though believe.



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I have always had success with taking a small cube of cheese, making a slit in one side and inserting the pill into the slit. Good luck. Goatlady
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Old 09-24-2006, 06:26 PM
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I use the cheese and peanut butter methods too only the dog gets sort of gassy with them. I was delighted to see in the vet's office a product called Pill Pockets. They are like little cups, you put the pill in, squeeze the top walls shut. They smell like bacon. When I give the little dog her worm medicine, the big dog sits for a pill pocket too.
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:09 AM
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Lol, I don't have a problem getting my dogs to take pills--they'll eat anything! But I would suggest simply opening the dog's mouth and pushing the pill in, then holding his mouth shut. He'll swallow pretty much automatically. Then, of course, give him a treat for sitting so calmly!!
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