Re: [FH] capsules
- Hi Blue,
In a message dated 12/27/07 2:56:23 AM, bluestar.light@... writes:
> Do any here use empty gelatin capsules to combine pills to give theirYes, we do.
> At this point Gracie gets five pills a day and she's moreI think #5s are pretty small. We generally use #2, sometimes #3. There is a
> patient than I ever imagined she'd be a year ago, but it's still a bit
> I've ordered some "size 5" capsules the smallest I can find and
> will try this out.
good chart with gelcap sizes and information about how much they will contain
here: http://www.torpac.com/small_animal_capsule.htm and
http://www.torpac.com/Reference/unlinked_size_chart.htm . Also general information on capsules here:
> I'd be interested to hear any tips and experiencesI think the most important thing with pilling anything is to administer it
> people here have had with giving cats capsules.
properly, so it goes to the back of the throat, and chasing the pill with a food
treat or syringe of water so that the pill doesn't get stuck in the
esophagus. This becomes even more important with multiple pillings per day. Putting a
teeny amt of butter on the "free" end of the pill (the end you're not holding)
can be helpful with some cats.
There's a gentle, effective pilling technique here if you need a refresher:
And information about the importance of chasing a pill here (among others):
> but will she gag on it?Hard to say. I think that depends in part on pilling technique. // Rosemary
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