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!   

I don't love you but I love your food!

12 comments:

  1. We have heard this before... and also... Strained Babyfood... MEAT ONLY.

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  2. lol - dogs love cat food..and cats love dog food! Out cat, Pumpkin will even steal the dogs cookies! The collies want to know "what's up with that?"

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  3. Ohhhh, lifes good when a buddy can help you out!

    The Mad Scots

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  4. We'll have to remember that. Maybe keep a tin on hand for emergencies!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Belal & Roxy

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  5. We will definitely remember this!! Great information...thanks!!
    xo Chloe and LadyBug

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  6. OOOHHH, Murray. I bet if you start mewing and using the litter box, Mom would really start to worry!

    Have a nice weekend! :)

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  7. Good to know!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  8. Cat food is indeed doggie crack for most dogs I know!

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  9. Clever idea.We will park that in the back of our heads should we ever need it. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  10. Good idea. I will keep it in my mind in case our cheese-trick will fail once. Thanks :o)

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  11. Interesting. Sugar is on a current soft food. Adding ginger water helps out too for digestive issues. Happy Weekend. Golden Woofs

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