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 Are huskies good pill takers?

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Kmanweiss
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PostSubject: Are huskies good pill takers?   Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:43 pm

Every dog, heck, every pet we've ever had has been a pain when it comes to medication. Hide the pill in their food, eats around it. Cover the pill in peanut butter, or cheese, and the animal cleans the food off the pill and spits out the pill. It's always an ordeal.

Rorschach however has no problems whatsoever. My wife was hiding the pills in his food, and I joked that it probably wouldn't be necessary due to his propensity to eat literally anything (I think I could use grass clippings as treats for him). So at the next feeding I just held it in my hand and he gladly ate it. The following feeding we just set it on the ground and he went after it. It's a slick capsule, so he even has trouble keeping it in his mouth, but he keeps trying until he gets it down.

Is this typical, or his he just an oddball?
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amymeme
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PostSubject: Re: Are huskies good pill takers?   Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:43 pm

I'm gonna guess...oddball
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Misty Mia Husky
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PostSubject: Re: Are huskies good pill takers?   Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:15 pm

So far, Misty hasn't been any trouble at all about taking medications, including her monthly heartworm. She just swallows whatever we give her. Of course, she's kind of a weird dog anyway, even for a Husky.
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PostSubject: Re: Are huskies good pill takers?   Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:58 pm

All of mine inhale food so fast they never know when something is inside. Grew up with a weimaraner that was awful with pills so I'm glad these are easy.

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PostSubject: Re: Are huskies good pill takers?   Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:29 pm

Not mine. Mars seems to know when I'm giving him something (it's probably me projecting my intent).  I wrap the pill in cheese, lunch meat, etc. (something good) and I can see him moving the food within his mouth, eating everything except the pill. The pill he spits out. I have to get really creative Very Happy
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