Wednesday, September 7, 2011

589. Deworming an unwilling Shih Tzu

Today, I intervened. "It is best not to force feed the deworming tablet," I said to Vet 1. "I had seen one case where this was done and the cat choked and died at a boarding house."

The practice of many vets is to give the tablet by hand-feeding. Some dogs and cats positively shifted their heads sideways and refused to open their mouths. In this case, as in above, I advised crushing the tablet into powder, mix with sugar and feed it hidden inside the food.

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