Please help, at the end of my tether and out of ideas! Old lab, eats basically anything UNLESS it's even TOUCHED a worming tablet. I've tried crushing them in gravy, concealing in sausage/cheese/chicken, forcing down the mouth... all to no avail. He has to take three of the damn things every three months and I'm tearing my hair out. Any ideas PLEASE!?!
I was coming on to say exactly what missb has said. I have four omnivores who happily guzzle worming tablet crushed in their normal dinner and then one PRINCESS who can suss out molecules of tablet and separate them from the good stuff. The ONLY way is to make up cheese spheres, and make a game of it, so she is swallowing before she thinks. Even then, she sometimes catches on
Fingers crossed though, no dog has ever had worms....fingers crossed
A tip I was given by a veterinary nurse was to put the tablet in the dog's mouth, lift his/her head up so their throat is elongated and then gently rub the throat area which causes them to swallow. My dog could always tell when her food contained crushed up tablets and this way worked a treat without causing any distress.
Our old dog would guzzle cheese, tuna, chicken, etc without it even touching the sides, unless it had been within 3 feet of a worming tablet, so this was the only method that worked. Even then, there was a technique to get it right. You need to put the tablet quite far back on their tongue to get them to swallow it. Otherwise they just tuck it under their tongue, or in their gums and spit it out when you let go.
I crushed it first then wedged it into a square of chicken and gave it as a treat after she did a wee in the garden . She didn't even notice -I am assuming she just expecteda treat and didn't even really taste it.