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Sneaky Ways to Medicate Your Dog

If you provide care to a canine, you know there are times when you must medicate your dog .  Some medications: like their heartworm prevention tabs, are flavored so most dogs will gulp them down like a treat.  But when you have to get them to take a pill, that can be harder.  Fortunately, most of us are smarter (or sneakier) than most of them.

Small Pills

Small pills like Diphenhydramine  and Prednisone can be hidden pretty easily in a glob of peanut butter, cheese, or pumpkin puree.  I can put a pill or two in a half-teaspoon of peanut butter and drop it on top of their kibbles and the dog will usually scarf it down without ever knowing.

If the dog is the suspicious type and will “search” the glob of peanut butter for alien objects, roll the glob in their kibbles.  The kibbles sticking to the glob make it harder to detect your deception. Continue reading Sneaky Ways to Medicate Your Dog