I believe that The Hubby's ability to pill Chuck so definitively twice a day, has made all the difference in Chuck's health. The Hubby has a bowl full of medicine bottles and daily pill envelopes, and when we get close to the bottom of any of the pills, I am informed so refills can be obtained. At this point, we get three meds from the vet's office, two from a compounding pharmacy, and one more from an online pet pharmacy. The cost isn't too bad; it's more the organizational factor of phone calls, confirming phone calls, then pick up or delivery. I, of course, am the buyer and stock clerk.
Which one of us has the more difficult job? The way we see it, if it keeps Chuck around for a while, then it's worth every cent, and every moment spent.
(But that glob of pills really does look like a spaceship, or a UFO!)