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    06-07-2010, 12:19 PM
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dogs and medicine

My collie broke three toes over the weekend. They said that I can cast but they weren't sure if it would be a good idea (he'd get it dirty and it would fall apart) so I am giving him a few days to see if he seems ok without it. Right now he is on three legs but not in severe pain but that is one of my questions. Should I cast?

Second question is the medicine, wrapped in meat or cheese he eats all the snack and spits out the pills. It's 3 and a half pills. 2 capsules and 1 and a half pills. The pills I can open his mouth and shove way back and then hold till he swallows but the capsules he keeps spitting out and then they break and powder flies everywhere. Suggestions?
     
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    06-07-2010, 05:00 PM
  #2
Yearling
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Originally Posted by farmpony84    
My collie broke three toes over the weekend. They said that I can cast but they weren't sure if it would be a good idea (he'd get it dirty and it would fall apart) so I am giving him a few days to see if he seems ok without it. Right now he is on three legs but not in severe pain but that is one of my questions. Should I cast?

Second question is the medicine, wrapped in meat or cheese he eats all the snack and spits out the pills. It's 3 and a half pills. 2 capsules and 1 and a half pills. The pills I can open his mouth and shove way back and then hold till he swallows but the capsules he keeps spitting out and then they break and powder flies everywhere. Suggestions?
As far as the casting if he is doing okay and not in severe pain or using it in a way that will cause more damage, I wouldn't cast.

Have you tried peanut butter? And possibly with the capsules you could split them open and mix them up with warm water and use a syringe to get him to take them.

And sorry that your guy got hurt
     
    06-07-2010, 05:02 PM
  #3
Banned
Another vote for peanut butter. A blob of peanut butter with a pill/capsule in the middle smeared on the roof the dogs mouth.
     
    06-07-2010, 05:09 PM
  #4
Green Broke
My dog had casts on both front legs (elbow displaysia), we wrapped the casts in plastic bags and duct taped them on. We kept him either in his crate or in our home office so he couldn't really move around and the casts stayed on just fine (we replaced the plastic bags at least 1x per day).

He was doing the same with pills, so I would open his mouth, put my arm back as far as I could go and throw them down his throat, then hold his mouth closed while stroking his neck to make him swallow. I resorted to this method after he stopped eating liverwurst, marshmallows, peanut butter, hot dogs, meatloaf and on and on and on...... each new item was good for ONE pill and then no go, he wouldn't even open his mouth.
     
    06-07-2010, 05:12 PM
  #5
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I am SO trying the peanut butter! That powder and water deal is actually how the SMZs are going down my horses throat! LOL....
     
    06-07-2010, 05:35 PM
  #6
Yearling
If your dog doesn't like peanut butter there is almond butter as well (which is actually a lot better because it doesn't have all the oils and stuff)

And the water and syringe is how I got my mare to take her meds before as well!
     
    06-07-2010, 05:47 PM
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Showing
As long as it isn't a deformed break and is likely to heal for the most part on its own, then leaving him without a cast wouldn't be a terrible thing. Our old border collie Bill got stomped on by a horse a couple of years ago and crushed a back foot. The vet said that surgery wasn't an option because there was nothing to reconstruct so if we wanted to do anything at all, amputation was the only other way to go. Since it's Dad's dog, he just decided to leave him be for a while and see how he did. He moved completely 3-legged for a few months and limped for a few months after that. Now, I can't even tell which foot it was that he broke and except for getting older, he is as good at working cattle as he ever was.
     
    06-07-2010, 10:39 PM
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The vet keeps saying he thinks a horse stepped on Scout (it's a back leg) but I'm not so sure about that. I was at the Virginia Horse Center for a show and my mom was watching him, He is VERY respectful of the horses. I'm not sure he would have allowed himself to get that close. I was wondering if it could be a beaver trap? I don't know.

It's three toes broken on the top, not completely seperated. He is hopping on three feet and putting no weight on them. I just spent $50 on dog bones and treats since he is stuck in the house for the next three weeks (I didn't realize I had spent that much until I rang it up). I figured I'd give him a chew bone everyday before I leave for work.

Going to drug him right now... wish me luck.
     
    06-08-2010, 12:17 AM
  #9
Green Broke
Awww, poor kiddo. :( Hope he feels better soon.

I am with everyone else on the peanut butter, that's my general method if I don't just stuff 'em down the throat.

Just as a side note, since he IS a collie - ALWAYS double check any drug your vet prescribes against this list:

Drug Reactions in Collies

Just to be safe. Unless you have had him DNA'd for a mutated mrD1. Collies are prone to sensitivity against many different kinds of drugs and even most vets don't always know which are safe and which aren't
     
    06-08-2010, 01:36 AM
  #10
Yearling
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Originally Posted by farmpony84    

Going to drug him right now... wish me luck.
How did it go? Did he take them?
     
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