Not Even Peanut Butter

Maybe a taco?

Maybe a taco?

So, yesterday was the day I take my monthly pill. For everything: fleas, ticks, parasites, heartworms, whipworms, you name it. They even threw the kitchen sink sickness in there I think. If such a thing exists.

I used to love my Heartguard. But it doesn’t protect me from whipworms, so I had to switch to Trifexis. I hate that pill.

Not even peanut butter helped. Not even cheese. Not even my favorite pill chaser: cottage cheese (thank you Piper MacT for that little suggestion way back when…), not even rice or scrambled eggs.

It took me ALL DAY to finish my pill.

Got any suggestions for next month?

What You Learned Today:

  • I take a monthly pill on the 5th.
  • I’m not liking my Trifexis. I. Hate. It.
  • I didn’t want it even with my favorite stuff. Including my Lean Treats (poor thing, the peep tried to cram that big ‘ole pill into one of my little Lean Treats…it didn’t work).
  • Do you have any suggestions for next time?



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Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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43 Responses to Not Even Peanut Butter

  1. We smash pills up and mix them in tuna and yogurt for our cats – never a problem with getting them down. Do you like either of those Stuart? It might help…

  2. macladie says:

    Yes, Petsmart carries something called Pill Pockets. They work like a charm. Give them a try!

  3. Lucas the Scottie says:

    I would eat anything, if you wrapped a piece of chicken or liver around it!


    Mom has given up on any means other than holding our mouth open and placing the pill inside, closing the mouth, holding it closed, blowing in our noses, and gently rubbing the throat until we are forced to swallow. We still try to spit it up. Pill pockets didn’t work and we don’t like peanut butter or cottage cheese. Love Sid and Shelby

  5. Helen McKann says:

    Hey, Stuart, I love butter. Helen was shocked when I ate a whole stick of butter she’d left on a low shelf (I didn’t get sick, either!)…but you might try that.


  6. Susie and Sidebite says:

    Ok, Ok, we know it all a pain. We remember you going after the cat poop, how about some of that with cruched pills. If not, have THEM take em then give Them lots of kissies for helping you out, heeheehee!

    Your Pals Susie, Bites & Shadow
    Pees; cruching them into the food works every time for all three of us.

  7. Kyla says:

    You had to remind me. Heartguard used to give vets samples (without the meds) and our vet had a jar on the receptionists’ desk. They no longer have that-and I’m there every 25 days for my Addison’s shot. BOOO HISSS. They’re every dog’s fave. I still do them once a month with the meds in but that’s just not often enough. Right now I have to wait until next year!

  8. sue ellen says:

    You don’t eat CHICKEN !!!!!!!!!! Wow dude we can’t imagine that…. As for the pill hiding …ours are slipped in NUTRO lamb and rice balls daily. We’re easy in that respect. Enjoyed all the ideas on getting pills into other scotts !!

  9. Abigail says:

    Sometimes we play a game, like I’ll gonna eat your treat nom nom nom. Oh did you want to eat this, oh wait I’m gonna eat it nom nom nom. Pippi gets so excited by the game she gobbles up the pill.

  10. Will and Eko says:

    I’m shocked you didn’t go for any of those! I’ll second the idea to break up the pill and toss it in your food. You’ll munch it up with the rest of your breakfast and not even notice.

  11. Daisy says:

    We get chewable tablets….but Roxy has decided she doesn’t like it. So we’ll have to try something different. We may have to get a normal tablet and do the ‘poke and cheese’ method with her.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  12. Dougall says:

    This is Dougall’s human here… You must not pass on to Dougall what I am about to tell you…

    When he was on tablets for his sore toe, we got his favourite treat (liver crisps) crunched them up in out hand, gave him a few (he goes nuts for them), this crunched up some more and put the pills with it, he was so excited about the liver crisps he didn’t even notice the tablets….

    Remember… Not a word, not a breath, not a whisper of this to Dougall…

  13. Lee says:

    I hate Trifexis too! It is open your mouth says Lee and then it is shoved down my throat. Then I get something nice that I like for being a good boy and letting her do that to me.
    Sweet William The Scot

  14. Kia says:

    Aww, poor baby! I hope you figure something out 🙂

  15. My HW pills are called Interceptor. They take care of HW, roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms — and I think they taste quite yummy! I just gobble them up!

  16. Piper MacT says:

    Liverwurst is pretty good to hide a pill in, of course I’m a bit of a greedy guts (according to dad), so just about anything works on me, even just tossing it in the bowl with my kibble…
    Piper MacT

  17. Anonymous says:

    we hate worms…Fergie almost died from milk worms of whip worms…she was barfing them up all over the place…we will take the pill with any food…just “give us the food”

    Georgie B..
    ps…your page is snowing…need to paws on that for a while…

  18. noodledog says:

    My dogtor still has the heartgard treats, or at least they did at the end of November. If I have to take pills, Mom asks for some to take home, and they always say yes. And my dogtor always gives me one or two for being such a good girl. Ask your dogtor, maybe they have some hidden away. Mom also said crushing the pill into your food works, but she watches my every bite to make sure I eat it.


  19. Anonymous says:

    Mom is a big fan of the “hide it in the food” trick…when all else fails she and dad resort to the open our mouths and shove down our throats followed by hugs, love and treats.

    Have a grrrreat weekend Stu!
    Wally & Sammy

  20. I’ve had to take the yuckiest pills since my op and mummy crushes them up and mixes them with something nice:-)

  21. Casey’s Momma sneaking in with advice. You need to have the three-peat. Three treats, with the pill hidden by one of them. Give the first treat. “Oh boy, just a treat, nothing hidden in here, let’s eat! Wait, there’s two more treats! Gimme gimme gimme!” Then they’re so excited by the third treat waiting that they gobble up the second one without paying any attention to what’s hidden in it.

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