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Advice on Giving a Dog Pills

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Well, Snoopy had her follow up appointment for getting her stitches out after being spayed and her incision site is slightly infected. She did great with her stitches and then all of a sudden she became obsessed with licking it and wouldn't leave it alone. I noticed it getting a little red on Sat. evening, but of course the vet was closed all weekend. I took her in today and the vet said he would feel better putting her in the dreaded e-collar until Saturday and putting her on a 7 day course of antibiotics. I have no idea how to get her to take these pills. Anyone have any advice on the best way to do this? She looks so pitiful with that collar on and I feel so bad for her!

Jami and Snoopy
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Since I was home with Chloe for those 10 days after her spay, I didn't use anything on her, just watched her carefully. She didn't bother it hardly at all.
I know there is a donut you an use instead of the e-collar....
Peanut butter. If she can sense the pill in it use crunchy. It's harder to detect a pill among the chunks of nuts. Let Snoopy keep licking your finger to get all the peanut butter off. She'll have to keep swallowing and is less likely to notice the pill. Works perfectly with Jersey.
I'm a little dense with my above reply.....

I hand the pills to Chloe... 99% of the time she just takes them off my hand and swallows...
I think the key is not making it a big deal.
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We second the Pill Pockets. They work like a charm.

I am also an expert at the shove to the back of the throat trick too. Just in case we run out of Pill Pockets.
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