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    Is anyone giving Vitamins, I spoke with Monica Segal this morning and
    she advised me to supplement Dudley with the a
    Multi Mineral Complex Vitamin 3 times a week.

    I was a bit concerned as he is devouring her food which is a blessing but
    I don't think it has all the supplements in it.

    Anyway I ordered the supplement and should get them in a few days.

    I understand they are gel caps, do I just hide it in a piece of cheese or smother it in peanut butter.

    Any hints on how to give it to him. It is only for Dudley not the wee lad
    he is getting plenty from his puppy food and just a little flavouring on the
    top with fruit and veggies.

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    Mine just eat gel caps when they are mixed in with their food if it is wet food. You can also put a gel cap in a bit of cream cheese or peanut butter or chicken and it will likely go right down. Mine get fish oil in gel caps mixed into their food bowl and they are always gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karlin
    Mine just eat gel caps when they are mixed in with their food if it is wet food. You can also put a gel cap in a bit of cream cheese or peanut butter or chicken and it will likely go right down. Mine get fish oil in gel caps mixed into their food bowl and they are always gone.
    Karlin

    Can I ask why you are giving your guys Fish Oil Gel Caps and what kind.
    Monica did say that I did not have to give Dudley Fish Oil providing he
    is having Fish at least once a week.
    I am still so busy that I had to re-stock with her food, and worry that
    because it is like homemade food it does not have the nutrients he may need.
    I never thought of cream cheese, don't think I have ever given him any
    but worth a try. I know he loves peanut butter.

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    I always thought peanuts were bad for dogs. How come you give them peanut butter which is made from peanuts.!??

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    My guys take any pills with pb. They get just a little dab on the end of my finger wtih the pill hidden in it. I have to remind Shelby that my finger isn't part of the treat...she tries to gnaw the tip of my finger
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    I've never heard that peanuts are bad for dogs and they aren't included on the list of toxic foods I have in the Library section. Mine love them -- and lots of dog treats have peanut butter in them, at least the US ones. The only issue I think would be that it is very high in fat so I wouldn't give a lot of a fatty food. But I put a bit it in kongs for example to hold everything together.

    I give 550mg fish oil caps every now and then.
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    i do a lot of shopping from Dr. Foster/Smith.com and when the came out wit a new mulitvitamin/mineral supplement i got it to try on King....they make 5 different ones: Puppy, Small/Toy Breed, Adult, Senior, and Senior Plus....their liver/bacon flavored and King goes nuts 4 them he gets 3 tablets daily (split morning/night) and i can say after being on them 4 only a few days i noticed a big difference... he's more lively, not a lazy as b4 (but nuttin worng wit being lazy... ) plus i kno thats he's getting all the nutrition he needs not only from his food but from the tablets as well.... http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...?N=2001+113388

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    So pleased to hear that my precious little boy Dudley may get some
    more energy and sleep less.

    Especially with this gorgeous weather, don't you just love being outside
    with them.

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    Peanut butter is great for covering antibiotics, worming tabs, and all things doggies hate taking I sometimes stuff caps, tablets into a little piece of frankfurter aswell, and they never get spat out!!! On another note, my cav is around the same age as Dudley, and I know he too would be VERY put out if I got another ! I think its great the way he is now starting to come around to Darby, I would LOVE to get another, (a little ruby female), but worry a bit about what would happen, but on reading your updates, I think I def. will consider getting another. Love to hear about how they are getting on together!! They are 2 lovely little boys!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillian
    I always thought peanuts were bad for dogs. How come you give them peanut butter which is made from peanuts.!??
    There are some nuts that aren't good for dogs- but peanuts are actually part of the legume family. There are a number of dog biscuits made with peanuts. FWIW Sandy

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