Last weekend our humans brought us to the vet’s clinic – my favorite vet at Mayo Veterinary Clinic. It’s definitely not Spring’s favorite… in fact she hates going to the clinic so much that she will freak out and pee whenever she gets on the examination table. I, on the other hand, love this guy so much…. as long as he didn’t try to pop any pills down my throat.
Anyway, we were at the vet because Spring’s booster shots were due, and also because mom allegedly saw a live intestinal worm on the car porch the other day. I say, allegedly, because she saw some long thing that moved like a worm and then screamed the whole hell down and jumped into conclusion that it was a worm that crawled out of our butts.
So, we ended up at the vet’s……
When it was our turn….. Doc recognized me as “the dog that refuses to swallow her pills”. So my embarrassed humans decided to take the deworming pills and administer it to us at home by themselves. Spring got her shots after a moment of drama as I weighed myself at the scales. 14.9kg!! Still lots of room for more food!
I wonder why Doc never explained to them about the canine anatomy regarding the pills. Here, I would like to share with you a perfect explanation on why it is difficult to get us canines to swallow our pills. Behold, the canine pill expulsion mechanism!!!
So, please don’t blame your doggies if they give you a hard time popping pills down their throats. It’s a natural built in reflex!