From: "Arlena Parrish"
Date: 2007-11-13 15:32:16 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Medicating Fuzzy!
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I am curious, about how everyone orally medicates their kiddies.
When I medicate my kiddies, some of them will lock their mouths closed. While others will take their medications, without any problems. My biggest problem is getting my kiddies to swallow a small pill, like Melatonin, without spitting it out.
I use the small medication syringes, given to me by Doctor xx. They dispense up to 1.0-ml, in 0.1-ml increments. When a kiddies gets two medications, I use one syringe and mix the medications together.
In the case of Sweet Charity, I mix her four medications, in her first daily assisted feeding together, in a children's 5.0-ml medication dropper. Every other day, I give her 0.5-ml of Noni Juice. Also, every other day, I give her one crushed (250-mg) tablet of PetSpan, on the top of her kibble.
In the cases of Sneaker, Sprite and Tazzy, they lock their mouths closed. To get past their locked mouths, I squirt a minute amount in the back corners of their lips. When they attempt to spit out their medications, I squirt the rest into their mouths, as soon as they are opened.
In the case of Flurry McBite, she loves her two medications and does not attempt to spit them out. For some reason, she loves the taste of them.
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