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Dog Won’t Swallow Pills? Pinterest to the Rescue!

Taking pills is awful no matter who you are.

Think about it.

Dogs, a species that enjoys eating its own poop, cringe at the thought of swallowing pills. Thankfully, Pinterest offers tips on how to be the [dog pill] Master of Disguise.

From hand feeding to traditional pill pockets, a variety of methods exist for getting dogs to take pills. While there are no guarantees that these will work for your dog, all of these have been sucessful in tricking even the most stubborn canines.

 


 

Method 1: By Hand

(via cesarsway.com)

 

Method 2: Powder + Peanut Butter

(via indestructables.com)

 

Method 3: “Meatballs”

(via eHow)

 

Method 4: Hot Dogs

(via thriftyfun.com)

 

Method 5: Pill Pockets

This is the sophisticated cousin of hot dogs and meatballs, but pill pockets can be expensive if you buy them from a store. Here’s our favorite homemade pill pocket recipe that your dog and wallet will love!

The Simpleton

(via muttnut.blogspot.com)

Mix ingredients together. Form into pockets and store in fridge/freezer. Yield: 30 pockets

Good luck!

We hope you find this guide helpful. If you’ve got any other secrets or tricks on how you get your dogs to take their meds, feel free to leave a comment below!

 

 

 

 

 

About Lacey Guck

Lacey handles product marketing at dogIDs, where she writes website content and manages social media. She has two family Golden Retrievers named Bailey and Cooper, and she volunteers at a local dog rescue in Fargo, ND. In her free time, Lacey enjoys performing as a vocalist and piano accompanist.