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    If they spit it out in some treat it is put at the back of tongue, muzzle kept closed and throat massaged. They swallow, is not traumatic and they then get praise and/or a treat.
    Same with cats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    If they spit it out in some treat it is put at the back of tongue, muzzle kept closed and throat massaged. They swallow, is not traumatic and they then get praise and/or a treat.
    Same with cats.
    Have done this a couple of times with Ralph, but have to be careful due to the tracheostomy as he starts coughing through this.
    Hope you are going well with your treatment Di!

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    I normally just do what Di does so I know it goes down.

    Sometimes though I make it part of their training. Ask for sits and drops etc give food treats then give a treat with half a tablet in it etc etc.

    If all the dogs are getting a tablet then the competition usually makes them snatch it down.

    Oh forgot to say smelly cat food (just a bit on top of regular food with tablet inside)

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    Like Mitte, I have always used cheese to gets dogs to take their pills. Just mold it around the pill and they're none the wiser. Holly used to get really excited when I got her pills and cheese out.
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    Because Geisha eats so much roast chicken, I peel some skin off and wrap the pills in this. Gets her every time, on the occasion where she has to have a pain pill, i cut a slice of cheese in half & down the hatch it goes.

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    im lucky mine are dumb enough to eat it, even whole if i just put in in their mush
    cant say the same for the cats, i understand the most annoying thing is when you crush it or put it in something and they waste it !

    i hope Ralph is doing well X
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    Oh hell Boh, I did not think of the trachy. Really sorry.

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    Bo, due to the tracheostomy, have you tried simply lifting his lip right at the back teeth? Pop the pill in through the teeth, rather than poking it onto the far back of his tongue, then pop a piece of cheese or whatever moist food he goes crazy for into his mouth promptly. As the focus is on the treat, you may find that he swallows the pill without any coughing or spasms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmad View Post
    Our dog always knew when there was a tablet in something as well, but we found putting it in a bit of cream cheese worked wonderfully.
    Yep, thats my trick too....always have a big tub of philly on hand!
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    I use cheese as well.

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