Three Tricks to Give Your Dog a Pill

It stands to reason that you’ll have to give your dog a pill at one point or another. Of course, this can be easier said than done. But there are a few tricks you can use to give your dog his medicine without a lot of fuss. Here are some recommendations from a vet Bend, OR.

Hide in Food

Often, the simplest way to administer your dog’s pill is to hide it in food. (Check with your vet first, since some pills aren’t meant to be taken with food and should be given on an empty stomach.) Try rolling the pill up in a slab of deli meat, or pushing it into the center of a glob of wet dog food.

Crush or Grind

Ask your vet about crushing or grinding up your dog’s pill and sprinkling the powder over his meals. This isn’t always an option—it might render the medicine ineffective or cause an overdose—but it can be very effective with certain medicines.

Tossing Trick

Try tossing your dog a few treats, then the pill, then another treat. With luck, he won’t notice the difference!

Call your veterinarian Bend, OR for help with your dog’s medication regimen.