Lessons Learned from Years with Pets

Some of the Ways Your Pet Can Take Pills

Letting your dog take his or her pill is not going to be an easy or pleasant task, and this we for a fact and experience. Thankfully, we humans as the more intelligent species, have found ways that can make our dogs take the pills, even if they somehow can sense that we are trying to trick them.

There are situations when dog owners have to give some medications like pills to their pet dogs for treatment. Even us humans are finding it difficult to sometimes swallow some medications, and the same is true with our pet dogs, and luckily, we have some ways of giving our pets an oral treatment.

Our first way to get our pet dogs take the pill is to insert it into the mouth by hand, and this is considered as the quickest way to perform oral pills to dogs. To make your dog open his or her mouth, tilt his or her head upwards, insert your thumb and index fingers at the back of the upper jaw, then insert the tablet as far as the back of the dog’s mouth. By removing your fingers and holding your dog’s mouth to close it briefly, you then blow its nose, and the response will be that the dog will be forced to swallow the pill.

Our second way for the dog to take the pill is to hide it in his or her food or treat, and this is like a disguise and is said to be the easiest way of making your pet take the tablets.

Our next suggestion is to use a device called a dog piller, of which your pet can swallow the tablets without the chances of your fingers being bitten in the process especially if your dog becomes aggressive. Pet piller or pill popper as called, are easily available in most pet stores, and it is compose of a plastic plunger with a rubber tip that is soft that would allow an easy application of oral medication.

There is a tasty treat that has a built in pouch where you can insert the pills, and this is called pill pockets, and it will serve an easy and troublesome free manner of making your pet dog eat the treat with the medication in it. This treat comes in various flavors and is a great source of vitamins for the immune system of our pet dogs.

Considered as slightly easier than pill or capsules is the use of a liquid medication in administering to our pet, and you just have to squirt the liquid into the dog’s mouth.

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