If you own a picky dog, you know that it’s often easier said than done to administer a pill. Try these tips from your vet in Biloxi, MS.

Hide in Food

It’s probably easiest to hide your dog’s pill in a glob of canned dog food or inside the center of a soft dog treat. You can also roll it up in a slice of deli meat. Most of the time, your pooch will gobble the tasty morsel right up without ever realizing there was medicine inside!

Crush/Grind

In some instances, you can grind or crush up a pill and sprinkle it over your dog’s food. Always check with your vet before doing this, though—it’s possible that certain medications can be rendered ineffective when ground up. Also, time-release capsules are made to be released slowly into the system. If a pill of this type is crushed, it may contribute to a dangerous overdose!

Ask About Chewables

Did you know that many dog pills now come in chewable and/or flavored varieties? They’re made to taste just like a dog treat, so dogs typically love them. Ask your Biloxi, MS veterinarian if your dog’s medication comes in chewable or flavored versions.