Almost every dog needs to take medication at some point or another. There’s a good chance that medicine will come in pill form. Here, your Savannah, GA veterinarian gives you three ways to give our dog his pill.
Hide Pill in Food
It’s often easiest to simply hide your dog’s pill in food; press it into the center of a soft dog treat, wrap it up in a roll of deli meat, or put it into a glob of wet dog food. Check with your vet first, though, to make sure it’s safe to give your dog’s medication with food.
Crushing or Grinding
Ask your vet if you can crush or grind up your dog’s pill, then sprinkle it over or stir it into his meal. This can’t always be done since crushing can render some medications ineffective, or introduce too much at one time to your dog’s system.
If the above methods don’t work, you’ll have to administer Fido’s pill by hand. Gently pry back his jaw with one hand, and place the pill far back on the tongue. Close the mouth and stroke your dog’s throat to stimulate swallowing.
For help, call your vet Savannah, GA.