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Daphne & Peanut
07-06-2010, 11:46 AM
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Does anybody have any ideas how I can panacur Peanut? I have put the panacur into a mini shredded wheat as I saw suggested on here Daphne wolfed it down but Peanut turned his nose up. I have tried it on all his favourite foods but he just eats around it , he's too clever for his own good.

I have tried to syringe it directly into his mouth but trying to hold him and do it I wasn't very successful and I think more ended up on me than anywhere else :lol::lol:

Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated i'm running out of ideas. :D

Sky-O
07-06-2010, 11:48 AM
Basil? Like a leaf, then the panacur on the leaf, and then another leaf.

Sky is super sneaky like this too though, but I have generally found with the basil leaf, he may not eat it straight off, but he will eat it in due course once left alone.

Jack's-Jane
07-06-2010, 11:49 AM
Did you wrap him up firmly in a towel with just his nose/mouth exposed when you attempted syringing it into his mouth?
His eyes should be covered too.

BobbleG
07-06-2010, 11:54 AM
Basil? Like a leaf, then the panacur on the leaf, and then another leaf.

Sky is super sneaky like this too though, but I have generally found with the basil leaf, he may not eat it straight off, but he will eat it in due course once left alone.

Exactly what I was going to say. Basil has a really strong smell and it usually tricks the little blighters. ;) Roll the leaf around it so they can't spot the yucky white stuff.

I do this everytime....it's the only way with my two.

donnamt
07-06-2010, 11:56 AM
mixed in a tiny bit of mushed banana works for Alvin. basil leaf didnt work with either they just ate around it. spread onto of a fengueek (sp) worked best for Alsin and holly. by the end of the 28 days they even licked up any dropped bits of panacur :shock::shock:

ive only ever used the paste and not the liquid tho :D

Daphne & Peanut
07-06-2010, 12:19 PM
Basil? Like a leaf, then the panacur on the leaf, and then another leaf.

Sky is super sneaky like this too though, but I have generally found with the basil leaf, he may not eat it straight off, but he will eat it in due course once left alone.

Ooo i'll give that a try , he loves basil. :)

Daphne & Peanut
07-06-2010, 12:25 PM
Did you wrap him up firmly in a towel with just his nose/mouth exposed when you attempted syringing it into his mouth?
His eyes should be covered too.

I did wrap him in a towel but maybe I didn't have him tight enough as he just wriggled, I'll try the basil and if not i'll be brave and try him with a towel again , hes now 3 days behind daphne on the 9 day course!

SarahP
07-06-2010, 12:25 PM
I never had any luck putting medications on food, as the buns would quickly learn which bits not to eat. I found it easier to sort out a technique for syringing it in - it takes a while to get it right, and helps if you have someone to help out by holding the bun so you've got both hands free, but after a while both you and the bun should get used to it.

Elena
07-06-2010, 12:26 PM
I find the best way to syringe is to get bun on the floor, kneel over bun, cross ankles, bend over bun and insert syringe in the side of the mouth. Works with Nutmeg.

SarahP
07-06-2010, 12:31 PM
I find the best way to syringe is to get bun on the floor, kneel over bun, cross ankles, bend over bun and insert syringe in the side of the mouth. Works with Nutmeg.

The only problem I found with that technique was that you can't clearly see what you're doing. I prefer to be at eye level with any animal I'm syringing. Just goes to show though, there is no one set technique that suits us all!

Daphne & Peanut
07-06-2010, 12:31 PM
wow that was easy , just put it on a basil leaf and put another one on top and he wolfed t down , why didn't it think of that before! Thanks for all your ideas :D

moss
07-06-2010, 01:03 PM
I will have to give this basil leaf trick a go too! :D

Dustyrabbit
07-06-2010, 01:13 PM
:)That's good! I find a Sage sandwich works well, I have that in the garden, especially if you give the herb leaves a little rub first so they smell really nice.

Elena
07-06-2010, 01:26 PM
The only problem I found with that technique was that you can't clearly see what you're doing. I prefer to be at eye level with any animal I'm syringing. Just goes to show though, there is no one set technique that suits us all!

If you bend over enough then you an get to eye level. It requires a bit of flexibility though!

SarahP
07-06-2010, 01:36 PM
If you bend over enough then you an get to eye level. It requires a bit of flexibility though!

I don't think I'm that flexible!! :lol:

V glad the basil worked. :)

fluffiebunnie
07-06-2010, 01:39 PM
Did you wrap him up firmly in a towel with just his nose/mouth exposed when you attempted syringing it into his mouth?
His eyes should be covered too.

I have managed to medicate Twinkle easily with a towel.. I put the towel on the table and then pull the back up to cover her bottom so she cant reverse, then each side comes up and over so she is completely wrapped in a towel with just her head sticking out :lol::lol::lol:

Easy!

donnamt
07-06-2010, 01:41 PM
im not flexible so i used to lean over pearl but lift up her front paws to syringe her meds... i cant see that working with Alvin or Holly, they will both whoop my ass... carrier lifting with a towel for both of them pair in the future i think :lol::lol::lol: