When it comes to feeding pills to dogs, all the dog owners have varied experience. Here are some of those experiences I want to share. I have categorized them based on types of tricks used to feed your dog the medicine.
Before that here are some facts. Dogs can differentiate between medicine and cheese. A Dog's sense of smell is undoubtedly more developed than a human. In fact, The dog's partnership with humans evolved in part because the man wanted to take advantage of the dog's keen sense of smell to aid his own needs for tracking and hunting.
The modern working dog continues to provide odor detection for human-directed tasks at a level of sensitivity that has yet to be replicated or surpassed by any man-made instruments. We have developed various instruments to enhance our hearing and vision such as RADAR, SONAR, X-Ray, but is there anything to enhance our sense of smell?
Coming to the point-
What are the various ways to feed a pill to your dog?
Just pop in
Yes, maybe it sounds weird, or maybe you are struggling in your mind about feeding pill to your dog, but some dogs are very easy. just put the pill in front of him/ her. Your dog will eat it very easily. I have witnessed this many times, especially in the case of labradors and never in case of pugs.
As the doctor says it
Place the pill at the back of dogs tongue and close its mouth. Rub it’s throat gently to ease the pill down. Be gentle but do authoritatively.
Wadded in white bread
Some dogs just love eating white bread, just make a lump of white bread around the pill and your boy will gulp it down.
Peanut butter way
Grab your peanut butter jar. Scoop out some peanut butter and put the pill in a little pocket in the middle and close the pocket. Offer it to your dog. works well in case of small dogs. Please remember feeding too much peanut butter is harmful to dogs, therefore try this when all other technique fails. You can try cream cheese too.
how good are you in bribing?
This is simple by saying than doing. You show his favorite food in your hand. some kind of treat maybe. start feeding one by one and suddenly you feed the piece containing the pill. And then again normal piece so that your dog doesn't regurgitate. This needs a bit practice.
Here is a helpful video.