The Use of Training, Trickery or Disguise to Get Your Pet Take Pills
It is our experience that if ever we have to let our pet dogs take their pills, we know that we are going to face a challenging task. Somehow our dogs would have the inkling that we are trying to trick them, and thankfully, we as the more intelligent creature, have some solutions that are helpful to make us accomplish the task.
There are situations when dog owners have to give some medications like pills to their pet dogs for treatment. It is a fact that even us humans have a dislike in being forced to swallow any kind of medication, and so are with the dogs, thus there are some ways to give them this oral treatment.
Our first way to get our pet dogs take the pill is to insert it into the mouth by hand, and this is considered as the quickest way to perform oral pills to dogs. To make your dog open his or her mouth, tilt his or her head upwards, insert your thumb and index fingers at the back of the upper jaw, then insert the tablet as far as the back of the dog’s mouth. Remove your fingers and keep the dog’s mouth open for a few seconds and blow on its nose which will make the dog swallow.
Our second way for the dog to take the pill is to hide it in his or her food or treat, and this is like a disguise and is said to be the easiest way of making your pet take the tablets.
The third tip that we can use is the so called dog piller, designed by veterinarians, which is a device that can be used to administer pills and at the same time can protect your fingers from being bitten in the case of an aggressive dog. This device is sold at many pet stores, and it features a pet piller or popper made of plastic plunger with a soft rubber tip meant to be squeezed when giving oral medications.
Another trick that we can apply is to let our pets take the pill pockets which are tasty treats designed with a built in pocket, as the name suggests, of which you will hide the tablets for your pet to swallow everything, and this is a stress free and easy way to make your pets take the medication. There is a range of different flavors that you can choose from this treat, and these are great sources of vitamins that gives nutrients to the immune system of our pets.
Another way to give medication to our pet dogs is to choose the medication in liquid form since this is just as easy as squirting the medication into the dog’s mouth.