12-29-2015, 08:21 AM
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Now she won't take her pills
So Jasmine is doing ok, still limping, I am feeding her all her meals in puzzles to keep her busy and giving her a lot of things to chew.
The first couple of days I had No problem giving her medicine, one of them she likes and the other one I hid in a Pill pocket, now she has figured out how to eat the pill pocket without eating the pill. It is a small white lozenge, which judging by her reaction tastes horrible.
I tried smothering it in peanut butter, tried hotdog, chicken etc, but now it has got to the point where she is suspicious of me if I give her any soft treat.
This morning I just opened her mouth and quickly shoved it down her throat, it is not as barbaric as it sounds, it is a tiny pill and it went right down, took like a second. I then told her good girl and gave her a doggie cookie. She had her head down and was looking all sad for a little but seemed to forgive me pretty quickly (quicker than after offering her tainted hot dog)
I need to give her medicine until Saturday (when I take her back in). It seems just shoving it down her throat is the most reliable way, and it appears I lose less trust that way than offering her tainted treats.
I am just not sure I am doing the right thing, she has to have her medicine, but I don't want her to end up hating me.