Marmaduke by Brad Anderson


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  1. Patricia Blue

    Patricia Blue said, over 3 years ago

    Grind it up and he can’t spit it out. I do this for all my dogs’ meds and it works great especially if I put it in ice cream. Yummy!

  2. shyrobb

    shyrobb said, over 3 years ago

    The cute dog you see in my pic will spit out the pills. Just can’t fool her. I will have to do as Pat Blue says and grind it up.

  3. shyrobb

    shyrobb said, over 3 years ago

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  4. simpsonfan2

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  5. Cheryl Marhefka

    Cheryl Marhefka said, over 3 years ago

    Make sure pills can be given ground up. I always rolled pills in a piece of cheese; my dog Charlie swallowed it without a problem.

  6. Tog

    Tog said, over 3 years ago

    My cat Sooty as seen in my picture will eat pills from my hand. Now that is one very odd cat.

  7. terek

    terek said, over 3 years ago

    Next time crush the pill and throughly mix it into his dog food!

  8. BJIllistrated

    BJIllistrated GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Cheryl Marhefka

    That works for me. I get a soft smokey cheese and pop the pill in a roll it up into a ball. The dogs have to chew a lot to get the cheese down, but they love it :-)

  9. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago

    Marmaduke’s a ladies’ dog, all right, but I somehow don’t think he needs any help in that department! ;-)

  10. angusdad

    angusdad said, over 3 years ago

    My last dog was really good about taking pills. I would have to give her 2 or more at each meal and she would just sit there and let me pop them down with no problem

  11. yoicks!

    yoicks! GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Put the pill in some tasty-smelling food, and tease your pooch before letting him/her seize the morsel from floor or dish. The pill-food will disappear quickly and without fuss. Another little morsel of food afterward, given without teasing, will get everything settled down and happy. “Good dog!”

  12. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 3 years ago


    That’s what I had to do with my Lhasa Apso, Buttons. He’d been fed frankfurters for so long before we got him, that the only way I could get him to eat a pill was:
    break a wienie in 4 peices, 1 a little larger than the others (the pill gets stuck in the end of that one). Give him 1 small peice, after he eats that one, give him a second small peice.
    He always wanted to sniff before eating the hotdog peices, so I let him sniff the end of the big peice of hotdog that didn’t have the pill shoved in. Then turn it around so the pill end goes in first when he opens his mouth to eat it.
    Then while he’s eating the peice with the pill in it, shove the last peice at him and he’ll eat the pill-ed peice to get the last peice.

  13. MickMaus

    MickMaus said, over 3 years ago

    I’ve tried every one of these ways to get pills into my dogs. It depends completely on the dog. Many I had the only way (15-20 dogs over 50 years) was force feeding them. open the mouth put the pill on the back of the tongue, shut the mouth and rub their throat. With perseverance that method works with all but the most strong willed, even my Doberman. That being said, the hands down best procedure is commercially available “Pill Pockets” the Plotthound I have currently has been the toughest to get a pill into to date. I give her an empty “Pill Pocket” followed by the one with the meds followed by a third to keep the confusion going. As for cats, I’ve yet to find a resonable way. When they are new to the idea of taking meds, force feeding works, but they soon figure out how to thwart our efforts.

  14. AmyGrantfan51774

    AmyGrantfan51774 said, over 3 years ago

    geez what will it take to get Marmy to take his medicine???!!!!

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