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Friday, January 31, 2014
A Murray Tip
If you've ever been at your wits end with how to get your dog's medicine down if they are flat out refusing to ear all food due to whatever illness they are battling, try canned cat food. A couple years ago Murray's stomach was so upset from an illness that he out and out refused to eat his own food, my food or even his beloved peanut butter which we had always used to place his meds in to get him to gobble them down. He LOVES peanut butter and it had NEVER failed us before. This particular time I needed to get him to ingest powdered worm medicine, and it was nearly impossible. Any of you who might have used this type of wormer before must agree it's a mess! A wet food source is definitely needed for the powder to "stick". I had tried everything. I tried canned dog food, cottage cheese, eggs, chicken...you name it and I tried it. Then a friend suggested canned cat food. I had almost no hope for success, but low and behold, it worked! While ordinarily I would never recommend feeding your dog cat food, when in a pinch and you're desperate to get your dog to eat something to help him recover, this works like a charm. After one dose Murray's appetite started to return and he was on the road to recovery!