Pilling the Recalcitrant. (How To Get Pills in The Tough Ones)

So, “Sammy” wasn’t having it (Pilling). And mom was too sweet to really wrangle him. So. She had the idea to crush his pills and put them in creamer! And it worked. Not only that, he literally lapped it up.

And the goal HAD BEEN to liquefy the medicine for pilling with a pediatric dosing syringe. But apparently it’s SO tantalizing to dogs (and CATS!) that it’s working in cases I’d never have thunk. (New word, you’re welcome)

Pediatric Dosing Syringe

Pill crusher

Pilling The Tough Ones

Pilling The Tough Ones

Pilling The Tough Ones

Pilling The Tough Ones

Article about pilling animals.

Ask the vet about WHICH medicines can’t be crushed, and which can’t be mixed with calcium-rich dairy items.

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Dr Erik Johnson

Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.