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Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by glocknsail, Aug 31, 2004.
How does everyone get their dog to eat pills?
We have tried cheese, peanut butter, etc..
Peanut butter didn't work?
Have you tried hiding it in a bite of hot dog? Give a few bites first so the pill isn't suspected.
Many years ago my mom used to have to make a "special" hamburger to get her dog to take his pills.
I used to be unable to swallow pills, so I stuck them in a piece of Jello. Slides right down.
Maybe that would work?
But what flavor jello do dogs like? ;f
I have had good success using cheese by giving the piece with the pill in it first and following it immediately with another piece. My dog focuses on the second piece and just inhales the first with the pill. When he was a puppy i would make a small bite of peanut butter sandwich with the pill and he usually took it. If nothing else works, place the pill as far back on the tongue as possible, hold his mouth shut (muzzle pointed to the ceiling) and stroke his throat to encourage him to swallow. This can be difficult sometimes. Good luck.
They like red jello. Why? No clue.
You Rock!!!!!!!! Five seconds beats all day tricking with treats and toys and threats and torture of the dog to get her pills down!!!!!
Six pills a day for an ear infection and you made my wife love the "brown page"!
Try sticking the pill in a sliced up piece of hot dog.
My finicky dachshund will scarf it down, no problem. She squeals if I force a pill down her by holding her mouth shut.
We use peanut butter, ot cheese whiz. Cassie prefers the whiz. She is now eating her pill if I put it in her bowl of food.
Glad I could help. That is an oldy but goody at our house.;Y
I knew about his trick, but I've never run into a dog that liked it. The hot dog works well too.
It took two people to do the drop the pill down the throat trick with my neighbor's lab... I have yet to meet a dog that liked it ;P
Yep. It certainly isn't very popular with the pups, but it gets the job done when tricking them doesn't work. I can usually get Kody to take his pills in cheese or peanut butter with no problem. The only real tuff ones are the antibiotics. He can smell them through any food and just spits it out if he even takes it in his mouth.
Poor Kody is smart
I wrap the pill in a small piece of American cheese and then I roll up another piece for the follow up. I let the pooch see both pieces, then give the one with the pill 1st while still showing the 2nd in my other hand. The 1st 'treat' disappears very fast when all the attention is focused on the 'next' treat.
Or maybe I got a Greman Shepherd that loves cheese. ;f
He is extremely smart. Really scares me sometimes.
Same technique here and same result. What is with these dogs and cheese. All he has to do is hear a ziploc bag or cheese wrapper or the drawer in the fridge for that matter and he is right at your feet looking for cheese. Very funny. Damn I love him.
my parents had a golden, and whenever they put pills in her dog food, the entire bowl would be gone, with the exception of the little pink treat
i give my dog pills like snacks...brewer's yeast pills and such...she chews them before she swallows them!
I used to give my Alf one ORANGE baby asprin a day for his arthritis since all the anti-inflammatories and arthris meds made him sick. When he saw me pick up the bottle, he came running. If he didn't see me get it, I would shake it and he would come running. When I got it out of the bottle, all I had to do was lick it and he would take it off the tip of my finger. Couldn't wet it with tap water and he wouldn't take it dry. Had to be wet with my spit and he only would take the ornage ;g Odd, but it worked so good ;e
I tell them its a treat. That usually works, if not I shove it down there throat.