Ladron3dfx wrote on Oct 22, 2013, 12:49:
Dogs don't like pills (full or part of), it's tricky to make them eat them. I used a pill cutter and stuffed it in a soft treat.
You cannot underestimate Hudson. She is not highly food-motivated to begin with. Also, she is like the princess and the pea with pills. She can pick through anything but peanut butter and spit the pills out, and after she decided I was trying to poison her with antibiotics, she stopped eating for basically three weeks. She still carefully picks through everything I give her, and refuses to eat peanut butter, and I don't know if I will get her past that.
Believe it or not, she puts up with the pills as I do them better than trying to trick her. She's just too smart and wary to be tricked anymore.
Finding a 24hr pet hospital, just in case of emergency always helps.
I have the number of two places if she has an off-hours emergency. The place to take her to save her, and the closer place to take her to just put her out of her misery. I've discussed with the vet the possibility this will come to that, and while she cannot rule it out, she says most cases like this will involve a slope of decline, rather than a cliff. We will keep assessing her condition in light of that going forward.
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