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I took Swiffer to the vet today because he has a spot where he has lost hair and the skin is thick and slightly red. She took a scrape to send out for a culture test. She wasn't sure what it was.

In the meantime he is suppose to take a 1/2 tablet of an antibiotic. He was also given a vitamin supplement to take for his allergies. It is a fish oil capsule. I can't get him to swallow it!

Tell me how you get capsules down your dogs throats! :unsure::unsure:
 

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for pills and small capsules I use the 1-2-3 'fire' method. make three chees balls from american chees, holding in my hand a bit to soften.
First ball is tiny and 'empty ( a 'teaser)
2nd has pill TOTALLY COVERED ( the important one)
3rd another empty... but works on the 'greed-factor... they take the 2nd to hurry to get to the 3rd.
I let them see all 3 in palm of my hand and 'fire": 1-2-3-

For the large oil capsules I just poke a hole and squeeze onto food . Naddie could easily take the fish oil as she is bigger.. not Quincy.. it's just too big for his tiny mouth... afraid he'll choke!
This sounds like a good method. :thumbsup:
I wasn't sure if I could just poke the hole in the oil capsule. Thanks for letting me know it can be done this way.

Everyone on here is so helpful! Thanks!!
 

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I found what works! The small pills I roll in cream cheese. He loves it. The oil pill I put cream cheese on too, then blow in his nose/mouth and he swallows it. He's happy and I'm happy!! Thanks everyone!!
 
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