Fwd: Re: [FH] not taking her medicines
- meant to post this to all . . . sorry
> Dear Kim,
> I don't know how you are pilling Q-tip, there is an
> excellent clip from Cornell that I posted
> I was not pilling my Cozette in quite this way (I
> don't wrap her in a towel like they do at Cornell -
> and still don't, but I wasn't placing the pill in
> mouth the way they show). I have found that when I
> pill in the way that they show - by placing the pill
> way back in the throat - the pill usually just goes
> right down. No chewing! Before I started the new
> method of pilling, she would often chew and small
> of pills would be spit out later ( I would find pill
> pieces stuck to the carpet).
> I also wrap the pills in a bit of a soft treat so
> the ragged edges don't scratch her as they go down.
> use just enough to wrap the pills to keep the whole
> package as small as possible.
> I am also facing the problem of Cozette deciding she
> doesn't want to be pilled anymore. She used to
> me to get her morning pill. Now she runs under the
> bed and is too smart to be enticed with a treat or a
> toy. So I just wait until she comes out, which she
> usually does within 15 min or so, or if I really
> to leave, I pull her out from under the bed. I
> usually kneel on the floor with my legs along her
> flanks and my ankles crossed and tucked under my
> so that she can't back away - then I place my
> non-pilling hand in front of her chest, as I open
> mouth with my pilling hand, I move the chest hand up
> to her head to keep it pointed at the ceiling and
> in the pill.
> Good luck,
> --- "Cannon,Kimberly"
> <kimberly.cannon@...> wrote:
> > I found a pile of pills hidden under the couch
> > looked like they had
> > been spit out by the Q-tip. How can I assure that
> > she swallows them? I
> > look in her mouth after pilling her and give her a
> > treat right away but I
> > guess she can still cheek them somewhere? She is
> > now being very very
> > difficult about being pilled as well. She does
> > a greyhounds energy
> > though :). So could I think on her bad days maybe
> > she has spit out her
> > meds?
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been
> > removed]
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