The Use of Training, Trickery or Disguise to Get Your Pet 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. And true enough, our pet dogs have the sense of something coming their way, that thankfully we, as the higher intelligence creatures, have found some solutions that will help us in the process of this job.
There are situations when dog owners have to give some medications like pills to their pet dogs for treatment. Luckily, we have found some ways to make our pet dog take an oral treatment, which even us humans are finding it hard to swallow some medications as our needs arises.
Considered as the fastest way to make our pet dogs take the pill is by inserting it into the mouth by hand, and this is our first suggestion. 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. Remove your fingers and keep the dog’s mouth open for a few seconds and blow on its nose which will make the dog swallow.
Our number two tip is the easiest manner and is actually like a disguise, where you hid in the food or treat the pill and this will make your pet swallow the tablet.
The third tip that we can use is the so called dog piller, designed by veterinarians, which is a device that can be used to administer pills and at the same time can protect your fingers from being bitten in the case of an aggressive dog. When you use this device, your procedure becomes easy and breezy, since this device that is easily available in major pet stores, is composed of a plastic plunger with a soft tip made of rubber, that makes your pet swallow the capsule.
The next disguise that we can make for our pet dogs to swallow their medication is the use of pill pockets, which are tasty treats with a built in pouch that can hide the tables, making it an easy and stress free manner of giving the capsules to your pets. 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.