Dog Tip: The Quickest Way to Feed Your Dog a Pill

Dog Tip: The Quickest Way to Feed Your Dog a Pill

Does feeding your dog a pill feel like you're fighting a battle? Or have you been failing to trick her into eating it? Well, here's what you can do.

Is feeding your dog a pill a dreaded task for both you and your dog?

It used to be easy to feed our pup a pill. Just mix it into her food or stuff it into a treat, and she would gobble it down in no time. But as she grew older, she became more careful about what's in her food and she would spit the pill out from her mouth or leave it in the bowl.

For some time, I was stuffing the pill down my dog's throat. But it's not always successful and your pup may get hurt in the process.

Luckily, I found the perfect solution when I watched a video online that taught me how easy it was to feed my dog medicine or supplements in tablet form!

Feed your dog a pill in 10 seconds with these steps:

  1. Have the pill and a treat ready

  2. Take the treat in one hand and use the other hand to lift your dog's head up until the nose is pointing to the ceiling

  3. Gently pry open your dog's mouth with your thumb and two fingers and with the other hand, drop the pill into the back of the mouth

  4. Close the mouth and gently massage the throat downwards while your dog is still looking up

  5. Optional: Lightly blow or kiss the nose to encourage your dog to lick, thereby making her swallow. This will guarantee that she swallows the pill

  6. Reward her with a treat!

Latte would swallow the pill at step four so I can skip step five, and she gets a treat immediately! It's also possible to coat the tablet with some butter first to help with swallowing but in our experience, it's not necessary for small pills.

This method has worked like a charm for us, so we hope it will work for you too.

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