I wanted to start my 16-week old puppies on a heartworm/flea preventative that the vets down here in Houston love - Trifexis. We have to be extra aggressive this year because of the mild winter - fleas and mosquitoes are everywhere.
Kai, the boy, ate his pill right up in a piece of American cheese. Willow ate the cheese and spit out the pill. I gave a half-hearted attempt to give her her pill by force, but she spit it out again. I wrapped it in plastic and decided to consult here.
I know I can get this pill down her - I've done it with lots of dogs in the past. My question is - is it worth it, or should I switch to separate pills for the functions of heartworm and flea protection? (She ate the heartworm pill up just fine last month.)
If this was any other breed, I would be laughing at how dumb this question is, but basenjis are so different. Will she hold a grudge if I "pill" her the old-fashioned way? Does anyone have any other suggestions? She is kind of picky about treats, so I don't have anything excellent that she will gobble up, unfortunately.
Thanks in advance…