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Foster pup doesn't like Bionic Biotic ?

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by the melster, Nov 2, 2012.


  1. the melster

    the melster PetForums Senior

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    Biggles my foster pup has Dermodex and a secondary skin infection and is taking a few meds at the mo. He has his antibiotic in some brie. He then has some raw mince with a special oil and half a calmex capsule and occasionally some Metacam.

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    I now want to give him some Bionic Biotic to help with the antibiotics and his smashed immune system but he doesn't like it. I mixed it in his raw this morning and he wouldn't touch it :( I got him to take it when I mixed it with some Philly which I don't want to do again but just wanted to get it in him. Has anybody else had problems and what did you use?
     
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    #2 smokeybear, Nov 2, 2012
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  3. paddyjulie

    paddyjulie PetForums VIP

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    Mavis takes hers no bother mixed up with her meal...it has done wonders for her skin and I wish I had heard of it years ago.

    How about mixing it with a little pilchards in sauce
     
  4. Ruffers

    Ruffers PetForums Senior

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    Rufflea eats his, no problem!

    Could you maybe give 1/4 or 1/2 the dose and build up slowly?
     
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    Muze PetForums VIP

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    A second vote for Yumpro, Diz goes and waits for hers by the cupboard :rolleyes:

    Also, I found Lintbells really helpful and order and delivery was perfect :)

    ETA, I found Aloe vera juice quite useful for Diz when she was struggling (Demodex, Giardia, generally run down).

    Cute little pup, hope he's feeling better soon x
     
  6. Mum2Heidi

    Mum2Heidi PetForums VIP

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    Heidi has had it since she was a pup.
    Never had a problem, she's loved it from day one. If I forget to mix it in her food she has it in a teasp of yogurt, no problem at all.
    I would suggest as already mentioned, start with a v small amount and gradually build on it or stick to philly;):D
     
  7. Amy-manycats

    Amy-manycats PetForums Senior

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    Hmm, I thought Aloe was toxic to dogs :confused:
     
  8. Sled dog hotel

    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    Mine all eat it fine with no problems, have you tried mixing it in with raw mince throughly? If not try mixing it in with liver pate and just put it on top of their dinners. All mine take pills too whatever the size and type in liver pate.
     
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    babycham2002 PetForums VIP

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    sometimes mine will refuse their keepers mix if it has overpowered their food a bit, a splash of salmon oil gets them eating it up :)


    Cute pup, lucky to have you sorting his problems, hope he is more comfortable soon
     
  10. guyblaskey

    guyblaskey PetForums Newbie

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    We get this with about 1% of dogs. Most just eat it off their food.

    A few things that other customers have suggested are:
    - wrapping in ham/ chicken
    - mixing with a bit of water and pouring on the food
    - mixing with a tiny bit of water and pressing into a treat
    - mixing with a bot of tinned tuna

    Personally I think that the tinned tuna is the best approach.

    Also, as the others said, try building up the amount gradually.

    I hope that helps - feel free to contact me - guy(at)poochandmutt(dot)com - if you need any more help.

    Thanks again to all out loyal supporters on Pet Forums!

    Guy
     
  11. Sled dog hotel

    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    Thanks for Mobile Bones and Bionic Biotic, but mobile Bones even more so, it fixed what xrays, 2 scans and the camera put in my dogs shoulder couldnt do and we never did find out the answer of his re-occuring limp.
     
  12. the melster

    the melster PetForums Senior

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    I have used the liver pate route and I don't have to use much to get him to eat it .. thanks
     
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    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    Hee hee good old liver pate Ive never had it fail yet no matter the size of the pills or what you put in it. They usually cant get enough of it.
     
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