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From: "MJB"
Date: 2011-04-06 18:45:50 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] How to safely give SAM-e in a pill form

I am suppose to give this tiny ferret (750 gram) a quarter pill a day. I have tried just putting it in her mouth at the back of her throat. Didn't work. Tried the above and chasing with water from side to make sure she wouldn't aspirate water, didn't work. Tried mixing with ferretone- nope. It doesn't break down in oil (even after crushing). Tried mixing it with 01.00 cc of water that half way worked but she gets so stressed she pees all over me then paws at her mouth until it bleeds when I let her down.

I am at my wits end with her. My fingers are chewed up and bloody or the roof of her mouth is. I tried giving her ferretone immediately after but the bad part about doing that is that I mask her other meds in ferretone so if she starts relating the ferretone to the SAM-e I will be screwed for the other meds which right now she eagerly takes.
I know the med is suppose to be given on an empty stomach so I haven't tried mixing with carnivore care but I doubt if that would work either.

Please if you have some words of wisdom how to get this little one to take her meds in a more gentle way I need them. She needs them.

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