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What creative ways have you come up with to give your pet pills? Leave suggestions in the comments.
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In her letter, Ryan said she had only recently learned of the issue, when she met a pet owner who said she couldn’t understand why her pet was in pain despite having been prescribed medication. Then, the woman realized that a family member had been taking the animal’s pills.
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If you suspect your dog has had access to drugs, you will typically find evidence, whether it is an empty container, or a box that has been torn apart. If your pet has begun vomiting before the entire pill or capsule has digested, you may find whole pills, or the undigested exterior of a capsule. If the drug was liquid, it will be more difficult to differentiate the liquid drug from the rest of the content in the vomit. Do you have trouble giving your pet pills? Use these easy tips to make the experience more pleasant for you and your pet.
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Topping our Top 10 list are common household medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), which include common names such as ibuprofen (e.g., Advil and some types of Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve). While these medications are safe for people, even one or two pills can cause serious harm to a pet. Dogs, cats, birds and other small mammals (ferrets, gerbils and hamsters) may develop serious stomach and intestinal ulcers as well as kidney failure.Some dogs may spit out the pill, so it is important to watch your pet after administering the medication. Frequently, people find a pile of pills behind a bed or couch when dealing with a particularly clever pet!Birth control pills often come in packages that dogs find irresistible. Thankfully, small ingestions of these medications typically do not cause trouble. However, large ingestions of estrogen and estradiol can cause bone marrow suppression, particularly in birds. Additionally, female pets that are intact (not spayed), are at an increased risk of side effects from estrogen poisoning.If the aforementioned suggestions leave you frustrated and your pet un-medicated, don’t give up hope. Call your pet’s doctor to ask for other ideas or a flavored liquid medication. Compounding pharmacies are capable of formulating your pet’s medication as a liquid with a variety of flavors (chicken, beef, fish). It is often easier for pet parents to administer a liquid either directly into a pet’s mouth or mix it into canned pet food or table food. Compounding pharmacies also have the capability of creating flavored medicated tablets. Many pet parents are shocked and pleasantly surprised to witness their dog or cat eat the flavored pills without any coaxing or camouflage.This often leads to an unfortunate battle as you try to feed necessary medication to your unwilling pet. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to give your pet veterinarian-prescribed pills without a struggle. Here are five creative ways to make them more attractive to your pet:If all else fails and you still can't get your pet to voluntarily take the medication, you'll need to do it yourself. If you need to, get a friend to help hold your pet while you gently open her mouth and insert the pill. To make things easier, use a pill popper (available at most pet stores) which is a type of syringe that shoots pills into your pet's mouth and aids in swallowing.