6 Tricks for Giving Dogs Medication

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Dread giving your pup medication? Learn how rewards, praise and stealth can make this task much easier. VetStreet’s Laura Cross gives six tricks that actually work.

Administering medication: Many dog owners dread doing it as much as their canines dread being on the receiving end of it — and it’s even worse when the medicine comes in the form of a pill, tablet or capsule. If you’ve ever seen your pup spit out a pill or found a capsule you were certain had been swallowed laying on the floor, you understand the frustration. Thankfully, we have some expert strategies for getting your pup to take a pill successfully. All it takes is treats, praise and stealth. Yes, stealth! In fact, Milk-Bone® Pill Pouches make hiding medication easy — your dog will just think he’s getting a yummy treat. See what we mean by checking out the advice below.

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Devoted pet owner and now, devoted pet editor, Judi worked in traditional offices, keeping the books and the day-to-day operations organized. Taking her dog to work every day for over a decade never seemed odd. Neither did having an office cat. She knows what it's like to train a new puppy and she's experienced the heartache of losing beloved companions. Retired, she currently lives with her spoiled dog and four chickens (who are, interestingly enough, also spoiled).

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