Flavorings Make Pet Medications More Palatable

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Dear PHP Pete,

I work in a wildlife sanctuary and I have the honor of rehabilitating a woodchuck. I cannot get the woodchuck to take any of his medicine. I know you can add flavoring to medicine to make it more palatable. What flavor would you suggest for a woodchuck who wants desperately to heal so he can get back to chucking wood?



Flavorings Make Pet Medications More Palatable

Dear Hazel,

A woodchuck is a forest-based creature and a member of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots. Woodchucks are mainly herbivores so they prefer grasses, clover, wild berries, farm crops, and of course the delicacies people grow in gardens such as beans, peas, and melons. The best way for your woodchuck to be compliant with medication would be to use strawberry flavoring which would taste like a wonderful treat.

Happy healing to your woodchuck, Hazel!

PHP Pete

More about Flavorings

Learn more about Pet Health’s optional flavorings by visiting the Medications page on our website. For specific questions about what flavorings would be best for your pet, call to speak to a Pet Health pharmacist at 800.742.0516, or e-mail us at info@womensinternational.com. Thank you!