I learned many years ago, it is not an easy task to medicate an animal. Who's great idea was it to shove a pill down an animal's throat with your finger? I am not sure I want to know the answer!
With a bit of inventiveness, I have improved this technique and enjoyed 100% success in getting any pill down the smallest of gullets by simply surrounding it with peanut butter and placing it on a spoon. This incredibly sticky substance adheres nicely to the pill; unlike a slice of cheese or chunk of hotdog. Every one of my dogs have loved the peanutty treat and come running when I take out the jar and spoon.
Since Murphy’s leg injury, he has been receiving 3 different medicines a day. With each administration, I push the required pill into a spoonful of peanut butter. Murphy then licks the yummy treat from the spoon and the pill sneaks in unnoticed! Success!
I was not my usual cheery self this morining; as a result of unsettled stomach, I hadn't slept well. I felt as if I was surrounded by a fog. To soothe the soarness of my stomach, I decided on a glass of chocolate milk (a excellent remedy for nearly anything) So, after feeding and medicating Murf, I poured the milk, spooned the Quik into a glass, stirred and drank.
Ah, the morning was getting better already. Yes, things were just fine until I noticed, while washing the morning dishes, there was only one spoon in the sink.