We have two senior pugs in our house
Mr. Bailey is 14 and Hazel is 12
They both get arthritis supplements,
Bailey takes Deramaxx
and both of them get Gabapentin for pain
Meal time can be quite the process
Dinner time looks like this
One cup of yummy food topper, scoops of powdered enzymes for inflamation, liquid glucosamine, one Deramaxx pill, one scoop of skin supplement for Mabel
and liquid gabapentin
Because we are small dogs,
the only way to get a small enough dose of the gabapentin
has been a liquid that has to be refrigerated.
Before measuring doses
it must be shaken thoroughly for several minutes.
It is sticky and messy and tastes nasty.
Then we found
Shaver Pharmacy and Compounding Center
they not only do people prescriptions
they also do pet medications
Our vet called them
with Bailey & Hazel's prescriptions for the Gabapentin.
Hazel gets a smaller dose than Bailey
Two days later we picked up
two bags of beef flavored chews.
Each chew containing the proper dose of Gabapentin,
enough for two months
Not only does this make meal time easier,
but Mom feels more confident
that we are getting the right dose every time.
The increase in cost was minimal over the cost of the liquid which is more expensive than powder capsules.
Could something like this be helpful to you?
Maybe you have a compounding pharmacy in your area!
We are The PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel