Some of the Ways Your Pet Can Take Pills
It is our experience that if ever we have to let our pet dogs take their pills, we know that we are going to face a challenging task. Somehow our dogs would have the inkling that we are trying to trick them, and thankfully, we as the more intelligent creature, have some solutions that are helpful to make us accomplish the task.
All dog owners would come across to situations when they have to give medications like dog pills to their pets for treating them in some conditions. 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.
To accomplish this challenging task, the first tip is to insert the pill into the mouth by hand, and this is actually the fastest way to administer the pill to dogs. To do this, make the head of your dog tilt upwards, insert your thumb and index finger at the back of the upper jaw, and when the dog opens his or her mouth, take the moment of inserting the pill as far back as possible in his or her mouth. The dog will then be forced to swallow the pill once you remove your fingers, hold the dog’s mouth for a few seconds and blow on its nose.
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.
Another method of administering tablets into our pet dogs is a device designed by veterinarians, called the dog piller, where medications can be given ideally without fear of having your fingers bitten when the 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.
Another trick that we can apply is to let our pets take the pill pockets which are tasty treats designed with a built in pocket, as the name suggests, of which you will hide the tablets for your pet to swallow everything, and this is a stress free and easy way to make your pets take the medication. 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.