My dog had her nasal passages flushed (again) at the vet's office yesterday, and today she seems to be sleeping off the whole experience. We are trying yet another antibiotic in an effort to combat the staph infection she has had in her sinuses since we adopted her two-and-a-half years ago.
Now the vet thinks there could be a fungal infection, so we were given a prescription for that as well. Both drugs are used in humans, and they are in human-sized forms. The anti-fungal is a huge capsule.
Can anyone offer some ideas for getting the dog to take a capsule? We were using things like peanut butter (enclosing the pill in a piece of bread with a lot of PB), and turkey and cheese, but she is getting wise to these methods. Could I empty the contents of the capsule into something? I thought about mixing it into applesauce because my dog loves apples, but I wonder if the smell or taste of the medicine would turn her off.
To make matters worse, the anti-fungal medication is extremely expensive, so I can't afford to waste any...
Any suggestions? Please???