July 25, 2017
Some dogs don’t want to take their medications because they don’t like the taste, but it’s medicine, so it’s essential to maintain your dog’s health. That’s why it’s incredibly important to administer medicine as prescribed. If this is a struggle you face, here are a few tips to make it easier to get your dog to take medicine.
Add the medication to your dog’s food
If your dog’s medicine can be mixed with food, this can be a good way to disguise the pill and get your dog to consume it. However, you need to watch your dog to ensure that he eats the entire dose.
Wrap it in something tasty
This tried-and-true method involves covering the pill in jelly, cheese, peanut butter or another food your dog enjoys. You can even buy pill pockets, which are premade snacks designed to conceal medication.
Make a game of it
Start by giving your dog commands and rewarding him with a treat each time he obeys. Then, discretely work in the medication in place of a treat so your dog eats it without thinking.
Ask your veterinarian
If you’re still struggling to get your dog to take his medicine, ask your veterinarian. He/She is your best source of information regarding your dog’s health and can make suggestions about how to make it easier for your dog to consume medications.