I have a pet who has been prescribed twice daily oral medications and twice daily subcutaneous (sub-Q) fluids (40cc). He kind of likes (or at least does not hate) the taste of the medications.
Originally I thought do the shot, then the oral medications, thinking I was keeping the best for last, but handling him with the bolus of fluid under the skin does not seem right (some can even leak out).
I try to do all the medications in a single session, to get all the unpleasantness out of the way via 2 handlings per day instead of 4. This leaves the rest of our interactions for positive cuddling to help keep his spirits up.
From a purely logistical perspective, oral followed by sub-Q works the best. Is there any medical reason for a specific order?
(pet = rabbit in this case, but I assume the answer would be consistent across species)