Call another compounding pharmacy -- they can make atenolol into about 10 different things -- but the beef-flavor liquid is the only one Tigger will accept. He absolutely hated the atenolol treats and the fish-flavored liquid.
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Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2012 8:49 AM
Subject: [FH] ugh ! this Atenolol is hard to get into him he WON'T be pilled, ever, so many
Of his meds are coumpounded and injected. They can't compound Atenolol. I asked ???? Dental extraction surgery is in one week, thank God, and we really must find a way to get the extrenely small 1 quarer of a pill into him twice daily. Since his mouth is hurting, and THIS lack of eating , really has only started once I started crushing the Atenool up on his food. He CAN taste it. It DOES have a slight bitter taste. This is how stubborn he is. Now its a constant batttle to get him to eat the rest of his "blended soup" mix just so I know he got it all in. I know this will change after surgery. Hopefully, no more blending after a while. I have tried pill pushers, (he spits it right out), I have tried putting it in cream cheese, he licks around the whole one quarter of the pill, I have tried putting it in the syring of his buprenorphine, and it STILL gets spit out, somethimes with some of the Bup. Ugh ! If I can get 80~90 % into him daily (until after surgery where I can be more agressive with his mouth not being so tender) , will that be somewhat ok? If anyone has ANY more suggestions, please send them my way ! Btw~ as far as the arrythmia goes, what things should I be concerne about while doing this dental? Its a low grade arrythmia. I really appreciate you guys more than you know and my Vet(s) , I am sure now think I'm this crazy crazy person that can't function in life while this is going on. BUT, in truth, I'm just a normal (lol) person that is having a hard time coming to terms with "what could happeb" and makimg the right decision. I have had regrets in the past from another baby of mine and don't want to repeat my mistakes. Thank you all for being here and I PROMISE, in one week when this is all over I won't drive you guys crazy anymore. Thanks.
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