To put it simply, the best way to give your dog a pill is any way that gets him or her to swallow it. Seasoned pros may have the old “pop it in the mouth with one hand” trick down, but most people find that they may need to resort to more enticing methods to get the pills where they need to go.With some dogs, getting them to take medicine is as easy as haphazardly putting it in cheese. For other dogs, it can be a bit more work. There are different ways you can get your dog to take his medication. Take time to figure out what works the best for you and your dog, so that administering his medication is as simple of a process as possible.Get food your dog really likes. You need to override your dog's distaste for his medicine by offering him something he finds irresistible. Make sure to choose foods that are healthy for your dog, like plain meat, cheese, peanut butter, or yogurt. Avoid junk foods like candy or chips.Some medications come in a flavored chewable tab or liquid, with such enticing flavors as beef or cheese. Compounding pharmacies can often create medications that aren’t normally flavored with a better taste, though it’s often more expensive to get these medications made.If you give the vitamin orally, check with your vet on the recommended dosage for your specific dog breed.
Consult your veterinarian as to the appropriate dosage amounts when giving these types of liquids to your dog. If you’re trying to give a not-so-tasty pill to a pet, bribery is most often the method of choice. People use all sorts of treats to get their pet to swallow a medication, from Cheez-Whiz to peanut butter to wrapped in bologna. While low-tech, this can also get messy, and depending on the dexterity of the pet in question, some dogs can manage to suck off all the good stuff while leaving the pill behind.Deliciously plain yogurt is a healthy treat for your dog. Just as with humans, the live acidophilus in the yogurt keeps the good bacteria in your dog's intestines in balance, so that bad bacteria is swiftly knocked out. If your dog is on antibiotics, a little yogurt will also help keep yeast infections at bay (a common side-effect of antibiotic treatment). You can also give your dog acidophilus pills -- wrapping the pills in bacon is strictly optional. Puppies are especially prone to yeast infections, so a little plain yogurt as a snack (or even dessert) can help keep things in balance; especially useful while the intestinal system is building immunities.Puppies are especially prone to yeast infections, so a little plain yogurt as a snack (or even dessert) can help keep things in balance; especially useful while the intestinal system is building immunities.
Puppies are especially prone to yeast infections, so a little plain yogurt as a snack (or even dessert) can help keep things in balance; especially useful while the intestinal system is building immunities. There are different ways of doing this, depending on the kind of food you use. Generally, the goal is to fold the pill inside, or push it into the food, such that it is securely hidden. Try different ways of hiding the pill in the food to see what works best for your dog You may want to try to wait until the dog is hungry, and then give two or three undoctored treats so that the dog gets a taste for them and looks for more. Then slip in the doctored treat, closely followed by another normal treat to get the taste out of his mouth.