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Old 01-11-2014, 08:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Not too long ago my hedgehog (Toby) got diagnosed with ringworm.
The vet has given me a oral liquid medication but Toby absolutely hates it.
At first I tried just dropping it in her mouth but she'd just spit it up and make horrible faces.

Since then I've been dropping it on her dried bananas and meal worms, she eats about half of the treats with medication, but still seems to really hate the flavor. So I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions of a better way to give Toby her medication.

Side note- I have to give it to her everyday.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sometimes people mix medications with something strong-flavoured (babyfood or wet catfood) to make them more palatable when syringe-feeding...
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Old 01-25-2014, 03:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am having the same problem w/ an antibiotic I am giving to a foster care hedgie I have. She was also diagnosed w/ yeast (but she likes that medicine OK). The antibiotic, however, she mostly spits out and it is just a terrible experience for both of us!
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Good tip! I have antibiotics for Rowdy after his eye surgery. He loves the taste of the antibiotics, but isn't fond of the pain medicine taste. Usually I take a drop of the antibiotic flavor on his syringe and then he'll take his pain meds that way.
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Old 10-02-2016, 02:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i think some time during the nite Molly hurt her back foot. don't know how unless she did it running around her wheel. what can i safely give her for pain. I'm thinking its a sprain and not broken. i have been a RN for 25 years and even though we are completely different species i think the signs are the same.
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This thread is two years old. Please start your own thread with your question.
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