How To Give Dogs Pills?

How do I make my dog swallow a pill?

Drop the pill or capsule as far back over the tongue as possible, then immediately close the mouth and blow on the dog’s nose which will encourage her to swallow.

If you are unable to get the pill far enough over the base of the tongue, the dog will spit it out.

Can you crush pills for dogs?

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The first thing to consider is if the medication can be crushed in the first place. Tablets with an enteric coating and capsules are usually meant to be absorbed further down in the GI tract. Even if you can crush a pill without affecting its potency, you may not be able to get your pet to eat it.

What can you hide a dog pill with?

Peanut butter, cheese, or even their favorite Freshpet roll are all great hiding options, but if you’re looking for something specifically designed to disguise your pet’s medicine there are a number of brands that sell “pill pockets”.

How do you treat a dog bite medicine?

If you are not afraid of your dog biting you (some dogs are just too defensive), tilt his head back, and gently open his mouth. Now, all you have to do is place the medicine on the back of his tongue and massage your dog’s throat to help him swallow it.