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Every morning and evening, Sofia gets her thyroid pill.. I try to disguise it in a wad of hot dog, chicken meat, maybe a banana. Most of the time she gulps it right down, but every now and then ( when my guard is down) she will take the tidbit, look at me with those soulful eyes of hers, blink like a cat and chew and nod and blink. A few minutes later I will see the little blue pill on the floor.. completly DRY!!

How do they do it??.. Do they 'palm' the pill between their cheek and gum like a psych patient storing up the thorazine for the final blast to freedom? How does it come back out whole and dry? Do any of yours do the same thing?

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Had to add something.. the Dobe$ came to 666.. Not really superstitious.. but.....

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I know dakota hides stuff in her mouth all the time lol.  It seems like whenever she picks up something she shouldn't have, she takes 2, this way when I tell her drop it, she does immediatly, like a "good lil girl".  Then she'll walk away and eat the other one lol

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Dakota is one smart girl!! Your stories about her continue to amuse and amaze!! Does she get that "who me?" look on her face?

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Believe me Kratos does the same thing, when we had to give him his pain pill for the ear crop, he would pretend to swallow but then two minutes later I would find it on the floor in some other room...I refuse to believe that a dobie is smarter then me, but sometimes I wonder...

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I feel lucky that Steve is good about his antibiotics (his pain pills were flavored chews, dobieluvr! we got lucky on those) -- we had "pill pocket" samples the vet gave us which are gooey yumminess that you can wrap around a pill.  I've since run out and I am a /very mean/ mommy and I just put it down his throat twice a day.  He doesn't even fight it he just goes "Okay mommy, you can do that to me I love you."
 

Doubt it'd last long if it was more than two weeks though.. Sofia is a smart cookie, pills are a pain to take every day!

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I have a very easy time with Red. Since he eats anything and everything that he thinks might be edible (including the pad in his crate) I just drop the pill in with his kibble in the morning and evening, and its gone. I have never found one on the floor except the other day when I spilled them. Fortunately, he was outside with HRH Princess so I could pick them up.

Princess is actually pretty good, although I can't give her a pill the same way. Of course she only gets them on occasion, I have to give hers to her the old fashioned way, shove it down the throat and then stroke the throat while holding her nose elevated so she can't spit it out.

What I have never figured out is since they can't really spit, how do the expel it so?

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This morning, Sofia saw me headed her way with the usual "Nurse Rachet" comment..
 "Look what we have for you this morning"

She curled up like a cocktail shrimp, tucking her nose under her flank and played dead!

LK

Two words ....

Velveta Cheese

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Dogs do love cheese.


Kate - you certainly have the ability paint a picture with words. I really had to laugh. I have never had one do that, but I have had them go the other way. Of course there are no real hiding places for a full grown Doberman in the house. A puppy on the other hand ..... it's hide 'n seek.

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I give Rocky a spoonful of Pumpkin most days as his treat so he's pretty easy, just stick anything in the spoon with pumpkin on it and he'll gulp it down most times.  I've been giving him his pain meds from being fixed like this the last 3 days...only once did he keep spitting them out and I had to open his mouth and put them down the back of his tongue with some pumpkin.   I guess he gave up after that and decided it was easier to take them off the spoon..haha

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Hehe thats so cute! I have always found a piece of bread with a small amount of peanut butter will ease any dog inot taking a medication.. Of course make sure you have water handy or your dobe will be licking his her chops for hour on end..

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Peanut butter.. a two edged sword.. It really works ( and in fact I know of one Dobie owner who smears it on the walls of her bathtub during bath time)

But it's kind of funny the way they'll keep licking and licking and LICKING.. I start to laugh and that insults the Diva and then she'll pout for hours..

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Must be nice to have semi-coperative dobes, Kratos is too smart sometimes,I will hide the pill in some yummy deserts while he is in the crate and he still somehow manages to eat around the pill and expel it out. So what I did from then on was to shove it down his throat and hold his mouth closed. Then I'll practically do a cavity search in his mouth to make sure he's not hiding it.