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My 14 year old 5lb poodle has been prescribed

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Good evening! my 14 year old 5lb poodle has been prescribed vetmedin(1.25MG cut in half, one-half twice a day), however, he will not chew it or take it no matter how meticulous I try to disguise it. Does it come in liquid form and, if not, may I dissolve in water and use a syringe to ensure he gets the medication as needed? Thank you, Dr. ***** *****!
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome,

This is just a quick note to let you know that I am locked on to your question and am working on it now.

Unfortunately the expert you requested is not online at present but I know you will be wanting a quick answer so I have decided to step in, I hope this OK with you. My name is***** and I am a small animal vet with many years experience and rest assured I will do my best to answer your question to your satisfaction today. You can expect a written reply sometime within the next five to ten minutes or so.

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Dr Scott

Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 1 year ago.

Hello again

I have worked out an answer for you ...

1. " Does it come in liquid form ? " : It normally just comes in the form of pills, but your vet may be able to have it made up for you in liquid form via a compounding pharmacy. It is worth talking this over with your vet.

2. " if not, may I dissolve in water and use a syringe to ensure he gets the medication as needed? " : Sure this is possible if you have to, and the drug seems to work just as well this way, I have sometimes had to suggest this to the clients at my clinic in the past. However I do not know if it tastes very nice to the dogs if given this way they will lick their mouths afterwards for a bit as if it tastes bad. When giving drugs this way be sure an administer it immediately after having made up the solution.

3. Alternatively one simple solution I would suggest is a " Pill Popper " these make it really easy to give meds to dogs, you can get them from your vet or better pet stores, or online, here is an example : LINK

I hope I have covered your question fully enough but if you would like further clarification or to talk things over a bit more then I will be on-line for the next hour or so and I will be more than pleased to continue working with you.


Dr Scott

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