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lol...Andy is quite the master of pill evasion!! His antics make me laugh ...try the raw thing and see how you go..I hope you have success..

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lol...Andy is quite the master of pill evasion!! His antics make me laugh ...try the raw thing and see how you go..I hope you have success..
Andy's antics make us laugh also (he's such a character) but eating is the mission. Buddy eats raw and it might be worth a try. He loves it Maybe it would work. ( Scritches for Andy.)
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Andy's antics make us laugh also (he's such a character) but eating is the mission. Buddy eats raw and it might be worth a try. He loves it Maybe it would work. ( Scritches for Andy.)
Napoleon also eats raw too.. he's gone from a dog not at all interested in food ( well, dry kibble type food) to a food monster!!..I can hide his pills in his raw and his huge fish oil capsule and he just gobbles it down...I know poor Andy needs to eat more...maybe the smellier the better! lol

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Andy's antics make us laugh also (he's such a character) but eating is the mission. Buddy eats raw and it might be worth a try. He loves it Maybe it would work. ( Scritches for Andy.)
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Napoleon also eats raw too.. he's gone from a dog not at all interested in food ( well, dry kibble type food) to a food monster!!..I can hide his pills in his raw and his huge fish oil capsule and he just gobbles it down...I know poor Andy needs to eat more...maybe the smellier the better! lol
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I bought my pill cutter at Walgreens. Looks like a little plastic box with a steel cutter inside it. Works wonderfully!!
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I bought $60 worth of raw this week and ordered another $60 worth coming next week in hopes he'd eat it. He wouldn't touch it. I'll call a couple local rescue groups to see if they'd like it if Andy still won't touch it once his appetite returns fully.

We may have crossed a threshold tonight, though. He ate more on his own tonight than at any point this past week. Andy also gobbled up a couple scoops of peach yogurt an hour ago without hesitation. Now that he's getting off of the Gabapentin his appetite seems to be returning. The next couple days will tell the tale.

I bought a pill cutter at Walgreens tonight . Haven't tried it yet, but it looks handy dandy


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That's great news! I'm so happy Andy ate, not only does he need the nourishment but I know how hard it is on you when he's not eating.
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That's great news! I'm so happy Andy ate, not only does he need the nourishment but I know how hard it is on you when he's not eating.
I've tried explaining that to him LOL We're relieved he's beginning to eat more than one bite here and there.


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Danny, I have no time to post so often but want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with Andy and you all time. Hugs!


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Where on her body and how often does Hannah get Adequan injections?

FOOD and PILLS:

Andy ate quite a lot of roasted chicken breast on his own tonight. He would not eat dark meat. I couldn't get his pills down him, so I went to Taco Bell and got him a plain chicken soft shell taco. He instantly gobbled the bites with no pills but worked the pills out of the bites that did. So, I put the pills down the back of his throat, held his chin, and watched him swallow. A minute later there are 4 pills laying on the oriental carpet. Did it again and just waited him out. Mission accomplished!
She currently gets the injections about a month apart. Sometimes she's doing well and we can make it 4 weeks and other times she'll start moving as if hydraulics are helping to raise and lower her body and we give it to her around 3 weeks later. Technically, the company states that it's to be given intramuscularly; however, the orthopedist directed us to give it subcutaneously instead - so, I just pick an area of loose skin, but generally alternate from one shoulder to the other. We started with a "loading" dose schedule before moving to the "every 4 weeks or as needed" current prescription.

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http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...ther-aids.html (Adequan frequency, long term effectiveness and use with other aids)

Pill tip: After putting the pills down his throat, gently blow directly at his nose while holding his mouth shut. It should prompt him to swallow and will hopefully get the pills down. It works 90% or more of the time for me.
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After putting the pills down his throat, gently blow directly at his nose while holding his mouth shut. It should prompt him to swallow and will hopefully get the pills down. It works 90% or more of the time for me.


My Dad used that method all the time (he had 6 dogs). Always worked, why I didn't think of it..........
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Thanks I'll ask Dr. Vancil about Adequan next visit ... and brush my teeth before blowing in Andy's nose LOL


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