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Real Li'l Update

So it wan't the fuel pump, just the timing belt. Poor Patti's truck. It should be fixed tomorrow afternoon.

Ares loves his antibiotics! It took both of us to get them in his mouth tonight. He was, um, not happy is putting it mildly. It's that pink amoxicillin that looks like a strawberry shake. Only 6 more doses, yay. He was perfectly normal this morning, in that the anasthetic had completely worn off. He's even been putting weight on that paw. I expect he'll figure out that limping initiates a sympathy response and will milk it for all it's worth. I'll know that for sure when he starts limping with the wrong paw. ;)

Tomorrow is Sci-Fi Friday. Parts 2 of the Stargate finales, and Part 1 of the Battlestar Galactica finale. I know a certain high priestess who is looking forward to it, too.

I'm going to play DDR here in a minute. See if I can break 1000 Combo...

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mega_d
Mar. 25th, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC)
Wrapping them up in a towel can make them easier to hold on to without getting shredded too badly.
mandydax
Mar. 25th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
I've seen that backfire a lot, for myself and for others. No, the tip is actually a good idea, we'll try that tonight. Maybe an ace bandage. Or duct tape. :)
amherstbelle
Mar. 25th, 2005 10:41 pm (UTC)
More advice from an x-Vet Tech
The towel method works especially well is you are holding down the outside edges with your knees and have the head pointing away from you. That way when they go balistic after you let them go they will fly away from you rather than towards you.

And, very important, give them a treat immediately after you give them the meds. Have it at the ready or have Patty ready with a treat in her hand to give right after you put the meds into his mouth. And if you think he'll run away keep him with you while you show him and have him sniff the treat. If you wait even a minute the positive reinforcement will be lost. I did this with cats when it came to clipping their nails. Now I can do it by myself because they don't struggle at all and they just kind of hang out for the treat. It's very low stress. (This method will take a time or two, but be consistent and he'll come running when he sees the pink bottle of goo.
mandydax
Mar. 26th, 2005 12:54 am (UTC)
Re: More advice from an x-Vet Tech
He loves peanut butter. If only they made peanut butter flavored amoxicillin... The towel worked with Patti and I ganging up on him. There's that tuna flavored laxative. Maybe that can be a positive reinforcement. Thanks.
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