More Glass and a Plea

 I went back to the thrift store where I bought the depression glass for my daughter last week and to my surprise, they had more. I got her a set of 8 of these cups and saucers for 14.99.

 And this candlestick.  I'm sure there is another one in their backroom somewhere. Or maybe someone bought it.

 Another cute covered bowl. These pieces were all between 1.99 and 4.99.

 I'm thinking that this, at some point, had a lid.

 And these pretty plates were 99 cents.

Remember, I served one of the little cakes on one.


*Okay, I am hoping someone has a suggestion for getting pills into an impossible dog, Teddy. She is taking  Enrofloxacin for a bladder infection.  They make her sicker than well, a dog. The vet said they are very bitter tasting.  I have used everything I can think of....smoked salmon, every kind of cheese in existence, ground beef, ground lamb, bacon, ham, you name it.  Forget peanut butter, she hates it.  She knows the pills are in all of these things and she won't even look at them.  I can't shove it down her throat because I really like having hands. So, if anyone has some genius full proof pill ideas, I am open to suggestions.  Or even if you just have a non pill taking dog story, misery loves company.

Comments

Guillaume said…
I will try to find an idea for Teddy. In my case am struggling to feed Wolfie solids. If you have any suggestions, I am a taker.
Dee said…
I told you a couple of days ago that we put our dog's pills in a meat ball and freeze them. Take them out as needed (I take out 6, 3 days supply) and put in fridge and let them thaw. Pill is soft and our dog will eat them right up. Very easy.
Greenies pill pocket treats.
Mary Locklear said…
If the pills have an odor leave one out for a few hours before giving it to her.
Amber Ravis said…
We put our dogs pills in mini marshmallows.
Our cat recently had a UTI and the vet gave me a chose between pills are a one time shot. The shot was a little on the costly side but I knew we would never it the pills down Misskitty.
Torina said…
I had a husky who wouldn't take a pill in any form. We had to give her injections. While wearing a muzzle.
Rain said…
Hi Joyce, I'm sorry you're having such a hard time. For our husky who needs pills daily for bladder crystals, I mix it up in yogurt which she loves, but that probably won't work for you. If it's the scent that is the problem, I guess the solution is more scent to cover it. I like Dee's frozen meatball idea. I also used to put them in a piece of bread with a dash of liquid smoke. That liquid smoke is like walking into a hickory cloud...they love that smell too and don't care what's in the bread at that point.
Rain said…
Oh and for misery loving company...our Oscar needs pills daily for allergies. We've tried it all and he spits them out. The latest attempt is that I open his mouth, drop the pill in, then quickly drop in a piece of kibble, close his mouth and blow into his nose, this forces him to swallow. Sometimes he still spits it out (having eaten the kibble of course)...so I try the same method and slam my hand down on the counter. It kind of surprises him and he swallows. I hate doing that, it's a last resort...but that works for tiny kitty mouths that don't bite!
The JR said…
we take a cheese slice and squish it around the pill. then give the dog small pieces of cheese and slip the one with the pill in too.

also do the same thing with pieces of hot dogs
WendyFromNY said…
I don't think you mentioned liverwurst, my dog eats ANYthing, pill or not, but I always use liverwurst. Cats don't fall for that trick though...
WendyFromNY said…
Oh, also, make small pea-sized balls of liverwurst, drop one or two on the floor, like you didn't realize they had fallen, and if she eats them, then put the pill in one and drop that, watching her out of the corner of your eye...LOL! And get someone to video that for youtube!
jack said…
We use whipped cream cheese. When all else fails a teaspoon of wet cat food like friskies works.
Pebbles is my impossible pill taker. I usually end up shoving them down her throat and getting bitten in the process. I've used cheese and peanut butter and everything you can think of.
Then I tried making teeny tiny meatballs of Hormel canned shredded ham and mixing it with a bit of shredded cheese. The ham is very smelly and mixing it with the cheese holds it together. I make tiny meatballs and then place the pill inside one of them. Microwave it for just a couple of seconds and then accidentally start dropping one on the floor to entice her. I go about my bizz as if I don't know she's there and then drop the one with the pill. She eats it every time. When you melt the cheese a little it helps to mask the smell of the pill. Also, try to wear rubber gloves when handling the pill. It helps to keep the smell of the pill off the food. If you're handling the food and the pill at the same time they get wise real fast to the smell.
Mary said…
When my lovebug, Lily, needed medication the last year and a half, The vet gave me a jar of baby food (meat flavored) and my problems were solved. Some times but rarely she would lick it off the pill. Hope you find what works for your precious Teddy. Mary
I really like that green color!

I can't help You I'm afraid, Albin eat anything as if it is candy and the two others allow me to just push it down. I wish You good luck giving her the pills!

Have a great day!

Christer.
Cottage Tails said…
Poor Teddy. Pets that are getting old is so hard.

I've no ideas except hire a vet nurse student to come and do it for you twice a day.

Do like the idea shared of dropping it on the floor wrapped in something.
Linda said…
Leanna has the best idea! I cannot help because I only have a chicken who will eat most anything. One of my chickens actually pecked off a piece of my toe. The chunk was missing, so I assume she ate it.
Darlene said…
What wonderful finds...great price too.
C Reeder PhxAz said…
The secret that worked for us with a very big pill for our boxer - thin lunch meat slices. Three in hand for him to see. The middle one has a pill wrapped up. I take a tiny bite from slice one and then give it to him. He is so intent on seeing more in my hand that the second one goes right down in anticipation of third one. Otherwise they are spit out on the floor and refuses to eat them in anything else. The trick is to have something else - more. The anticipation of that makes them lose focus on what's up.
Teddy's snout is long enough that you can pry her mouth open with your left hand, and then with your right index finger, pushing the pill far enough down her throat (past the gag reflex), then holding her snout closed (with your let hand) and running your hand along her throat with your right to "guide" the pill down. That's how I pill my dogs. Cats are a whole 'nother story.
1st Man said…
Pills and cats don't work either. And putting fingers in a cats mouth is like a bear trap. But I have heard about the baby food thing and heard something similar about having a food item that you "drop" on occasion and let the dog have a few and get excited about dropping another and then drop one with the pill in it, or a couple on the floor so she scarfs them up. There is bound to be something you cook that she just begs for when you are doing it?

LOVE that depression glass, my Mom used to collect it, she has so much, it was so pretty. She sold it off, most of it, over the years but saved a few unusual pieces. They made so much with pink glass. I still have some of it. Some pink glass curtain tiebacks, some pink glass buttons for clothing, a couple of pink glass doorknobs, an eyewash cup, things like that.

Good job and great deal!!!
TARYTERRE said…
LOVE the colored glass. I feel for you and Teddy but have no tricks up my sleeve to help your medicate her. Good Luck.
Sherry said…
Braunschweiger works best for our furbabies. It's easy to mold around the pill, and they all love it. Good luck!
Jeannine520 said…
A standard poodle breeder told me her dogs are so smart, it was impossible to give a pill if she approached them with the piece of food containing the pill. They were always too suspicious of her intent. She claims that the dogs weren't suspicious if "they" thought they were initiating the bite of food being given to them. So what she does is put the food in a piece of whatever the family is having for dinner. Left the food on her plate and ate dinner like normal and waited for the dog to approach her looking for a handout. She'd toss him a good piece, reinforcing that the food was okay and then she'd slip him the piece of food with the pill. I'm not a dog person so I've never tried this myself but the lady who told me this has been a dog breeder and trainer for over 30 years so it might be worth a try. Good luck!
Adam said…
They are very pretty
Karin Vail said…
I had a dog that was sneaky when it came to pills - he would eat the treat around the pill and spit the pill out. What I did that worked for him was to have several pieces of the treat (most without a pill). Something he loved - like cheese or hotdog bits. I would have like 5 pieces - and the last piece would have the pill. I would show him all the pieces - so he would eat them in a frenzy and pretty much just swallow the last one on his own.