I did find the bicarb tabs at a local pharmacy – I asked about them and the pharmacist had a huge bottle behind the counter from which he had removed a few. He said he hadn't used them for the last several months, so he sold me the rest of the bottle. I'm guessing I got 800 -900 tabs.
At this time she is taking one tab 2x daily. The little turd has already caught on and is able to eat anything from around the tab and spit it out. For that one, I am just shoving it the back of her mouth and holding her mouth until she swallows it.
For the amino and Centrum, which is 1x/week, I crush them into moist food. She is on to that though and I'm really having to stir it in well. It's amazing me how adept she is at eating canned food from around the little teeny pieces of pill, LOL.
Would have been much easier had Keoki been the one -- he eats any treat by the inhalation method and asks "what was that" after it's swallowed whole. Jazz has always been very fussy about what she'll eat -- sniffs it first, then a couple of little licks, then daintily taking it into her mouth... harder to sneak stuff into a dog like that, LOL.
Ah well, it'll be fine; we will get done what must be gotten done.
It's only been a week and we've already noticed a change in her; she's more active and isn't spending quite as much time in her crate.