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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural mystic View Post
    This is what I was going to suggest as well. you can crush them by hand with a spoon or something or get a pill crusher they are really inexpensive and crush the pill into powder. Then you can mix with something you know they will like as you suggested yogurt and/or honey or peanut butter or even some ice cream. We have for our dogs this way. Also, and we do this at times too depending on the medication, just stick it in their mouth far back on the tongue and close their mouth and hold till they swallow.
    I see now you have already tried the pill in mouth till swallowing thing with no success so maybe the pill crusher with something he likes, that you can stir up in the stuff real good to hide the smell and taste as much as possible. We have done this with good success. Maybe try some honey or pnut butter or a small bit of ice cream, and give them a nice taste without the medication in it and then covertly when Rocky isn't watching mix the meds in the good stuff. Then call him cheerfully like you got some more of that special stuff for your good guy and lay it on him

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    You got to out smart this ole boy. You can do it don't you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casper View Post
    Rocky and I sorta/kinda have a dissagreement over his medicines, I'm sure it doesn't taste very good, but he woofs everything down except any type of pills. The other day, I had to give him 4 bayer size aspirin pills for the Tape worms, because of his weight, They gave me (4) well every time I eat, he's always laying right by my feet in observance of the 2 second rule, anything hits the floor, 2 seconds later you'll never find it.... So anyway, I use cheese this time, cheese slices to be exact, and i break a slice in half, tuck his pill in it, and after having his full undivided attention, he woofs it down, and just about the time I'm happy to have gotten the one down, Rocky does this amazing thing, he puts his upper and lower lips together as if he was going to whistle a tune, and literally SPITS the pill about 3 feet away from him, as if to tell me, go find it !! I went through several pieces of cheese, getting this stink eye look from Rocky, and him spitting the pills at me, Finally I get enough of this treatment, and in a last ditch effort, I drop the 4 pills at the back of his toungue, in a full battle to hold him still, get the pills in there, then stroke his throat, all the while telling him how much better he is going to feel, In the end, about 15 minutes later, he walks up to me, looks at me, then barfs the pills back out in liquid form!! Now 4 of these pills are about $40.00 Bucks, It's not the money to me as much as letting him win, He's not real crazy about peanut butter, he's a very picky eater, so sprinkling this pill dust over his food is a hit and miss, I would figure half of it would be in the bottom of his stainless steel bowl. There has to be a better way, other than surgically implanting them into Rocky, I'm at a loss!! and even though he woofs his food down, HE WILL FIND THOSE PILLS AND GIVE YOU THE STINK EYE !! How do y'all do this..... I've never delt with a kid this particular before!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casper View Post
    I've tried Yogurt, That's a mess to clean up, he seems to get the Yoga part, but sends me on hands and knees looking for the pill, Very distinct noise he makes when spitting, Not only was he a clown in his former life, he must have chewed tobacco.... I'm convinced !!
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    Default Re: Need a little advice.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Casper View Post
    I've never delt with a kid this particular before!!
    Yikes!! I will be honest, giving Remi a pill has never been that hard, but there is only one kind of food I can give him with the pill inside or he will also spit it out. (Granted, he doesn't quite spit it out with as much disdain hahahah)

    I take a piece of bread, and break it into eights or quarters (depending on the size of the pill) and I fold the pill inside the bread until it's all doughy and a small wad. I make him sit just like I would if it were a treat, and he swallows the thing hole.

    Unfortunately you'll probably have to do this 2-4 times, but good luck - let me know how it goes.

    Remi typically eats grain free, but he doesn't appear to have an upset stomach with these small pieces.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural mystic View Post
    Well as we all so well know these bulldogs are so laid back and docile that you can do anything to them and they won't mind a bit. Yes you can shampoo, clean their faces, doctor their faces, trim their nails, and its all so easy with a bulldog because they are so laid back, calm and docile. Just amazing dog breed to have if you don't like a lot of fuss and commotion.
    Seriously?! ha ha ha. Remi must have missed the memo.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy-licious View Post
    crush the pill, add to yoghurt and honey. works like a charm.

    now if you can tell me how to get drops into a bullies eye when he flat refuses to open them, i'd be eternally grateful
    Too funny. I always bribe Remi with his favorite treat - I make him come over to me and while I"m sitting on the floor, I wrap my legs around him and feed him treats at each stage of the face cleaning/medicating. It's getting harder to do that - I hope he doesn't grow much wider!!

    But, i imagine you could keep him still like this while someone dangles his treat above his head. His eyes should be up and open. Technically speaking.



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    Default Re: Need a little advice.....

    Just catching up here. I've been pretty lucky, all my guys, up until Sally, have always eaten up whatever I put a pill into....well maybe not Wilson so much. Peanut Butter works like a charm in our house. Sally won't eat anything other than her kibble with some wet food and she's slowly starting to like peanut butter. Can't say I ever thought of vanilla ice cream either.

    Have you been able to try the ice cream yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModernFemme View Post
    Seriously?! ha ha ha. Remi must have missed the memo.
    Of course I was kidding. That's the sort of breed information one might read on a generic non breed specific web site that is providing information and characteristics of various dog breeds. Obviously they don't have bulldogs

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    You poor peeps! I just put Jake's pills in his food dish..and he scarfs it down!


    maybe he's not that smart....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeannieCO View Post
    Just catching up here. I've been pretty lucky, all my guys, up until Sally, have always eaten up whatever I put a pill into....well maybe not Wilson so much. Peanut Butter works like a charm in our house. Sally won't eat anything other than her kibble with some wet food and she's slowly starting to like peanut butter. Can't say I ever thought of vanilla ice cream either. Have you been able to try the ice cream yet?
    I tried the Peanut Butter trick this morning.... I put his pill, Very small one too for his skin in the peanut butter, on my index finger, let him smell it, He did and walked away, not interested, so I chased him down, opened his mouth, and rubbed it on the roof of his mouth, closely watching to see if he would spit it out, Nope, he ran straight to his water dish and drank a half a gallon of water to get the taste out of his mouth, But have a feeling tomorrow will be more difficult to catch him than today, He has a pretty good memory, Somewhere in the house, I know he has a scoreboard, so I won todays event, But I'm sure tomorrow will be equally interesting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casper View Post
    I tried the Peanut Butter trick this morning.... I put his pill, Very small one too for his skin in the peanut butter, on my index finger, let him smell it, He did and walked away, not interested, so I chased him down, opened his mouth, and rubbed it on the roof of his mouth, closely watching to see if he would spit it out, Nope, he ran straight to his water dish and drank a half a gallon of water to get the taste out of his mouth, But have a feeling tomorrow will be more difficult to catch him than today, He has a pretty good memory, Somewhere in the house, I know he has a scoreboard, so I won todays event, But I'm sure tomorrow will be equally interesting...

    Oh man you have a little pistol then if he's running to the water dish to rinse his mouth out. I learned fast that the method of just shoving it down their throat doesn't quite work for a Bully like it does other dogs. I have to giggle at the visual of him running to the water dish though, lol.
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