Getting Your Dog to Swallow His Pill

If you own a dog, you know it can be a tough time getting your canine companion to swallow his pill. Here, your Omaha, NE veterinary professional gives you a few helpful hints.

Hiding the Pill

Try hiding your pill in a glob of wet dog food, inside of a soft dog treat, or wrapped up in a roll of deli meat. Most dogs will gobble up the morsel without ever realizing there was medication inside! Check with your vet to make sure your dog’s pill is safe to be given with food.

Crushing the Pill

Sometimes, you’ll be able to crush up the pill and sprinkle it into your dog’s normal food. Ask your vet before doing this, though—it’s possible that crushing may render a pill ineffective, or introduce the medication to your dog’s system too quickly.

The Tossing Trick

Does your dog enjoy catching treats mid-air? Use this to your advantage to give him his pill medication. Toss a few dog treats, then the pill, then another dog treat. With luck, your dog won’t notice the difference!

If you need help giving your dog his pill, we’re here for you. Call your Vet Clinic Omaha, NE today!