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Worming Tip

Post by Greyluvver » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:42 pm

I was given this tip today when I was in the Co op looking for tasty things in which to hide worming tablets (bliddy whippet!). The girl on the checkout said that when she wormed her cat she would melt cat chocolate drops, coat the tablets in the goo, then let them cool and offer the cat a "treat". She said it never failed. I was out of choc drops, so didn't get a chance to try it out, but next time.... Watch out, Whippy, I'll fool you yet :lol:

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Post by Erica » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:15 pm

I would avoid chocolate, as it's not at all good for dogs. They do make pill pouches, which are very soft, moldable treats with a hole in them for pills. They were very useful when we had to give our cat pills, and worked well for the dogs also. :) Here's the site of the makers.
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Post by jacksdad » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:53 pm

I just hid Jacks pills in a nice chunk of plain cooked chicken. works great.

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Post by Nettle » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:11 am

I use pate or cream cheese.

The trick is to get three pieces. The pill is in the middle piece.

Feed the first piece while holding up the second piece, so the dog gets really focused on there being another piece.

Feed the second piece while holding up the third, so the dog eats the second piece while focused on the third..... :wink:
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Post by WufWuf » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:33 am

Nettle wrote:I use pate or cream cheese.

The trick is to get three pieces. The pill is in the middle piece.

Feed the first piece while holding up the second piece, so the dog gets really focused on there being another piece.

Feed the second piece while holding up the third, so the dog eats the second piece while focused on the third..... :wink:
This is what I do too and it works really well they hardly notice what they are eating because they are just thinking about getting the next piece:D
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Post by Suzette » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:56 am

Ahh Nettle, I was going to offer up the same advice on the three treat trick to getting meds down. :lol: Works every time for me with my dogs and my cats. :wink:

Also, I'm not certain about this, but I do believe Greyluvver was talking about that fake, dog safe "chocolate", not the real stuff. I don't use that myself, but I have heard of it.
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Post by Dominika » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:58 am

Nettle wrote:I use pate or cream cheese.

The trick is to get three pieces. The pill is in the middle piece.

Feed the first piece while holding up the second piece, so the dog gets really focused on there being another piece.

Feed the second piece while holding up the third, so the dog eats the second piece while focused on the third..... :wink:
That's kind of what I do too. With smaller pills it's easier, I just slide it down the side of the mouth and give something yummy straight away after.

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Post by Sarah83 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:14 am

I do exactly what Nettle says. Rupert used to come running if he heard me rattle a bottle of pills :lol: He knew damn well the pill was in there but as long as it was wrapped in a little ham and small enough for him to swallow whole he was fine with it. Spen took his worming tablets fine that way too although I cut bratwurst into chunks, scraped a little of the meat out and shoved the tablet in.

Wolf I just used to toss them to, he'd catch and swallow thinking they were a treat :lol: Shadow was a sod for it though, the only way we could get pills down him was in little bits of fairy cake sprinkled with cinnamon. Anything else and he'd just spit the pill out no matter how well you hid it.

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Post by Greyluvver » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:03 pm

Suzette wrote: Also, I'm not certain about this, but I do believe Greyluvver was talking about that fake, dog safe "chocolate", not the real stuff. I don't use that myself, but I have heard of it.
Yes, that's the choclate I mean. Arthur, our greyhound, can be easily fooled by a bit of chicken or pate but Sherry, the whippet, like to really chew up her food so she identifies the pill (or bit of a pill) and just spits it out. But she loves her choccie drops and absolutely wolfs those down, so here's hoping....

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Post by Suzette » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:19 pm

Greyluvver wrote:
Suzette wrote: Also, I'm not certain about this, but I do believe Greyluvver was talking about that fake, dog safe "chocolate", not the real stuff. I don't use that myself, but I have heard of it.
Yes, that's the choclate I mean. Arthur, our greyhound, can be easily fooled by a bit of chicken or pate but Sherry, the whippet, like to really chew up her food so she identifies the pill (or bit of a pill) and just spits it out. But she loves her choccie drops and absolutely wolfs those down, so here's hoping....
Ahh, some dogs are just too clever for their own good! :lol: But good for you for finding something that works with your dog. :wink:
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Re: Worming Tip

Post by Nettle » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:24 am

Oh yes, there's always one that puts us through our paces :lol:
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Re: Worming Tip

Post by ladybug1802 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:20 am

I think I read something somewhere that even 'safe' dog and cat choc isnt great for them as it still has levels of whatever the chemical is that is poisonous.

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Re: Worming Tip

Post by bendog » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:14 am

I think thats similar to saying onions, broccoli, leeks etc aren't good for them either. Given in large amounts on a daily basis they won't be, but in small quantities it won't do a lot of harm.

I give Sasha Dorwest Garlic and Fenugreek tablets - I have to disguise them as Nettle describes (and even then it sometimes takes a few tries to get her to swallow them).
But the pup loves them, so I give her one and she crunches it like it's a treat!

You can also get the worming tablets now that are chewy and meaty flavoured, though not sure how effective they are as wormers

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