How to Give Your Pooch a Pill

Have you ever had to give your dog a pill? You probably know that this can be easier said than done. Try these methods as discussed by your Sugar Land, TX veterinary professional:

Tossing Trick

Is your dog good at catching treats in mid-air as they’re tossed to him? Try using this to your advantage. Toss a few treats to your pup, then his pill, then another treat or two. If you’re lucky, Fido won’t even realize that one of those “treats” was actually medicine!

Crushing or Grinding

Ask your vet about crushing or grinding up your pet’s pill to sprinkle it over food. This isn’t always possible—it may render medication ineffective or introduce too much at once to your dog. When it can be done, though, this method can be quite effective!

Hide in Food

Oftentimes, the easiest way to give your dog a pill is to hide it in food. Put your dog’s pill into a glob of wet food or wrap it in a roll of deli meat. It’s likely that your dog will gobble it up without ever knowing the difference!

For help administering medication to your dog, call your animal hospital Sugar Land, TX.

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