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    Default Giving meds to dogs

    Just curious how you handle this, should your pet require them. Do you hide them in a "treat"; i.e. cheese or a hotdog? Or do you just put it in their mouth and expect them to swallow it?

    I just finished 21 days of 2pills, twice daily; I started out hiding them, but that's a PITN.
    after nearly 14 years she knows I'm going to win anyways.

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    Default Re: Giving meds to dogs

    A small chunk of bread filled with peanut butter and the pill folded inside is what works best for us.
    I used to do the Hokey Pokey but I turned myself around.

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    Default Re: Giving meds to dogs

    Little cheese with the pill inside for us. One of our three will eat around the cheese and I just have to stick it down her throat. Still easier than the kids were.

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    Default Re: Giving meds to dogs

    my dog smartened up and spit out the pill and ate the cheese or bread we have to put it far enough back on his tongue that he cant spit it out!

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    Default Re: Giving meds to dogs

    If you do it just right the peanut butter will stick to the roof of the dog's mouth. By the time the dog gets the peanut butter dislodged it has forgotten about the pill.
    I used to do the Hokey Pokey but I turned myself around.

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    Default Re: Giving meds to dogs

    For the dog I just stick it down his throat.

    We have a cat that takes 5 pills a day. For the cat I do it while he's eating. While he's at his bowl I put my feet together right behind him so he can't back up, lift his head and shove it in. He usually just takes it and goes on eating.

    Have to be quick and decisive though otherwise things could get messy.

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    Default Re: Giving meds to dogs

    Quote Originally Posted by whistlepig View Post
    If you do it just right the peanut butter will stick to the roof of the dog's mouth. By the time the dog gets the peanut butter dislodged it has forgotten about the pill.
    Gotta agree with Whistlepig on this one......It works great on my beagles....they don't even have a clue about the pill
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    Huh. Got five dogs and they've all had meds for something or other. Never thought of peanut butter. I always used hot dogs. Every once in a while they'd spit it out but got it on the second try. I'll try the peanut butter next go round.

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    Default Re: Giving meds to dogs

    I used to wrap the pills in pepperoni, but she smartened up real fast and started spitting the pills out and only eating the pepperoni. Now I just stick them on the back of her tongue and she swallows them.
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    Default Re: Giving meds to dogs

    The best thing we have used is Pill Pockets. It's a treat with a pocket to hide the pills in. Buddy eats them up.

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