Bella has a fat (lower - side) lip. We don't know what the cause is but the treatment is cortisone and benadryl.
The poor girl (for some reason) looks drugged. Glassy eyes, droopy demeanor... but she's not messing with her lip, which is good news.

Poor girl.
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Bella has a fat (lower - side) lip. We don't know what the cause is but the treatment is cortisone ... reason) looks drugged. Glassy eyes, droopy demeanor... but she's not messing with her lip, which is good news. Poor girl.

Poor baby. Tuck and Reka send well wishes
Poor baby. Tuck and Reka send well wishes

Thanks.
She was taking pills beautifully yesterday, but spit one out today. I think it may be the first time she's ever done that. But it's also the first time in 6 years that she's had to have a pill that wasn't flavored.
She was taking pills beautifully yesterday, but spit one out today. I think it may be the first time she's ever done that. But it's also the first time in 6 years that she's had to have a pill that wasn't flavored.

Are you wrapping the pill in a piece of something tasty, like cheese or meat or liverwurst or peanut butter? That's worked for all my dogs, save one.
Tika found a pill in peanut butter, and forever thereafter refused to eat chunky peanut butter.
Poor Bella - I hope her boo-boo heals quickly!
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Are you wrapping the pill in a piece of something tasty, like cheese or meat or liverwurst or peanut butter? That's worked for all my dogs, save one.

I don't wrap pills in anything. I open the dog's mouth, put the pill towards the back of the tongue, and then give them a treat. The pill goes down while they're eating the treat. Mind you, I've got dogs that eat pretty much anything.

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She was taking pills beautifully yesterday, but spit one out ... that she's had to have a pill that wasn't flavored.

Are you wrapping the pill in a piece of something tasty, like cheese or meat or liverwurst or peanut butter? ... butter, and forever thereafter refused to eat chunky peanut butter. Poor Bella - I hope her boo-boo heals quickly! FurPaw

We got out of the habit of wrapping pills in stuff, although we may have to revert in this case, because it would hurt Bella to open her mouth and pop a pill in.
If she spits a pill out, though it's usually just moist enough to stick to a treat, so...
Are you wrapping the pill in a piece of something ... peanut butter? That's worked for all my dogs, save one.

I don't wrap pills in anything. I open the dog's mouth, put the pill towards the back of the tongue, and then give them a treat. The pill goes down while they're eating the treat. Mind you, I've got dogs that eat pretty much anything.

That's kind of how we've always done it, too, except with Toby. With Peanut, his first pill went in a piece of hot dog because we didn't know how he'd react to the open-push-swallow method, but he stopped taking anything from us at all after that (found the pill in the hotdog), so we had to go to the other method. Now he takes pills very well because he knows there's a treat coming afterward.
Toward the end of Toby's life, he got pickier about what he would accept, and getting pills in him was a challenge. Sometimes it seemed the easiest way would have been to pretend it was my pill and "accidentally" drop it on the floor...bet it would have been gone in an instant.

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Now he takes pills very well because he knows there's a treat coming afterward.

Right - everything is training, whether you want it to be or not. For example,
Sometimes it seemed the easiest way would have been to pretend it was my pill and "accidentally" drop it on the floor...bet it would have been gone in an instant.

One of the things that never fails to bring the dogs running is when I say "Oops."
Anyway, a priority for me when drugging dogs is to never, ever let it become anything resembling a struggle. It should be quick and easy and, if possible, fun. And I think most dogs can be trained to it. Mind you, I've got an advantage because, as I mentioned, my dogs will eat pretty much anything (which has its obvious disadvantages, too).
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One of the things that never fails to bring the dogs running is when I say "Oops."

Heh. Every dog I've ever lived with has just followed people into the kitchen, to save time.
Anyway, a priority for me when drugging dogs is to never, ever let it become anything resembling a struggle. It ... got an advantage because, as I mentioned, my dogs will eat pretty much anything (which has its obvious disadvantages, too).

Everything is a double-edged sword. Or, as I heard it put once, "it's a damn poor blade that only cuts one way."

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