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    Can dogs eat cheese?

    Can dogs eat cheese? I was asking because I'm suppose to give my chihuaha antibiotic pills each night for the next 10 days and the vet told me they are very bitter and to use something to hide it in for them to eat it. I was thinking of dipping them in cheese. The vet gave me a bag of treats to stick them in but she won't even touch them plain. Any other ideas???

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    Re: Can dogs eat cheese?

    Yes, I use it for medicating as well as training treats
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    Re: Can dogs eat cheese?

    My dogs love cheese. They get it as a special treat or if they need a pill or something. Mazie is too good about eating everything but the pill, so we have to use a pill shooter with her.
    I've said it too many times and I still stand firm. You get what you put in and people get what they deserve. Still I haven't seen mine, no I haven't seen mine. I've been giving, just haven't been getting. I've been walking that there line. So I think I'll keep on walking with my head held high. I'll keep moving on and only God knows why.

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    Re: Can dogs eat cheese?

    Small cheese chunks are a great way to give pills. Sometimes I use turkey hot dog chunks if the cheese doesn't work.

    My dogs eat some cheese, yogurt, and cottage cheese every week in small amounts.

    We also use cheese for training treats. Sometimes I cut it into bite-sized pieces and let it dry out a bit on a paper plate left on the countertop.

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    Wisconsin dogs are REQUIRED to eat cheese.

    All those years that Bryant Gumble was on the Today Show? The ONLY thing I remember about him was that he said (I think more than once) that he cannot stand cheese.

    I think there's something wrong with someone who doesn't like cheese.

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    Mmmmm cheese. Cream cheese is my favorite! Whenever I had to give pills to dogs at work we put the pill in cheese. Sometimes I would eat a little. Cheese is good.
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    Re: Can dogs eat cheese?

    In most circumstances, a little cheese won't hurt anything.

    But I would not use cheese to hide meds if it was for treating a urinary tract infection (some dogs get UTIs from crystals in the urine, and extra calcium could case that) or for diarrhea (cheese could aggrevate it).

    I hide pills in a tiny blob of canned food mushed into a meatball.

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    Re: Can dogs eat cheese?

    The first few days we had my dog, she had to be put on pills, we put them in cream cheese, then she learned how to eat around it..

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    cheese is my dogs' favorite food! So, the answer is YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Can I give k-9 asprin as well as antibiotics?

    My 8month Chi puppy just got spayed and I know she's in pain. Her vet prescribed her antibiotics but I forgot to ask if it would be okay to give her the K-9 asprin (I got from petco) as well for the pain. Does anyone know if it would be safe to give her the k-9 asprin as well as her antibiotics?

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    Re: Can I give k-9 asprin as well as antibiotics?

    Did the vet not give you anything for pain? Like Rimadyl?

    That seems inconceivable to me.

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    Re: Can I give k-9 asprin as well as antibiotics?

    Mine get cottage cheese periodically in their food, and cream cheese sometimes in their kongs. Regular cheese is only for taking pills, so it's considered special. >^^;<

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    Re: Can dogs eat cheese?

    Our dogs seem to take pills better with peanut butter than cheese. When we tried to use cheese, they would eat around the cheese and spit the pill out. The peanut butter sticks to the pill very well and they are reluctant to spit the pills out so they just end up swallowing them. Besides it provides vast amounts of amusement watching a dog try to get peanut butter off the roof of their mouth.
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    Lmao... it's the total opposite with mine. They'll lick the peanut butter off and spit the pill out.

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    Re: Can I give k-9 asprin as well as antibiotics?

    Quote Originally Posted by baldie View Post
    My 8month Chi puppy just got spayed and I know she's in pain. Her vet prescribed her antibiotics but I forgot to ask if it would be okay to give her the K-9 asprin (I got from petco) as well for the pain. Does anyone know if it would be safe to give her the k-9 asprin as well as her antibiotics?
    Check with your vet first, and ask about dosage. Aspirin thins the blood, so may not be a good post surgical choice.

    Cheese is fine, and won't harm your dog (but he may become a cheese junkie!). LOL

    For giving pills, I prefer spoon feeding - canned dog food, cottage cheese, or yogurt. First a spoonful w/out the pill, and then a spoonful loaded. Works better than wrapping cheese around the pill for me. Another good bet is embedding the pill in brauswieger (talk about high value treat)!
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    Smile Can dogs eat cheese? and K9 aspirin

    I would ask you veterinarian about that k9 aspirin. They should definately have something better pain reliever wise. I'm always very cautious about meds like that, ones that can just be bought in a pet store or something. I like to know that there have been FDA tests and such, but thats just me. Just be very careful. If you elect to go ahead and give it, you should probably watch her for a few hours for any adverse reactions. I'd ask you vet for something like Deramaxx or Rimadyl. What is the name of the antibiotic that they sent home with you? It is not normal practice for vets to send home antibiotics after a "routine" spay. I'm just wondering if maybe she has had a reaction or something. I dunno.

    Our vets at work tell our clients that a little bit of peanut butter sometimes helps get pills down. I think its better that cheese b/c with a slice of cheese it normally dies out before you can give the next dose. Also you run out of cheese faster...just a thought.

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    Re: Can dogs eat cheese?

    I think cheese in small qualities is fine but I went to a party once and the dog loved cheese. I think everyone at the party gave the dog some cheese and the poor owner not only cleaned up after ther people she had to clean up after the dog who sprayed poop everywhere.

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    Re: Can dogs eat cheese?

    i give my dog cheese all the time, it's really good for them. to get my dogs to take pills, i wrap it in a piece of fresh wonderbread & squeeze it into a ball. then i dip it into my secret weapon, bacon grease. it's a little messy, but the pill does down in one gulp!
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    Re: Can dogs eat cheese?

    My grandfather had a bloodhound that he rewarded with cheese. And since he used us grandchilden to help train the bloodhound for tracking, it wasn't unusual for us to hide out in the woods with a piece of cheese. There's nothing like a bloodhound knocking you over and covering you with a gooey layer of saliva for his reward.

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    Re: Can dogs eat cheese?

    Quote Originally Posted by very_vizsla View Post
    i give my dog cheese all the time, it's really good for them. to get my dogs to take pills, i wrap it in a piece of fresh wonderbread & squeeze it into a ball. then i dip it into my secret weapon, bacon grease. it's a little messy, but the pill does down in one gulp!
    Not trying to mean but, white bread is bad for humans so i'm not sure if it is good for dogs

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