6 Tricks for Giving Dogs Medication

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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About Author

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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