Learning The “Secrets” of Dogs
Some Effective Ways of Giving Your Dog Medication
If you own a dog for quite some time, then you know how big of a challenge it is to give them their medication and be sure that they will be swallowing them for their own good. You see, dogs are quite intelligent creatures that they can sense from a mile away that you are playing tricks with their mind. Luckily, humans are smarter creatures and so they will always have some solutions in order for their dog to be taking the medicine that will be given to them.
The hard part about giving your dog the medication that they need
Training: One way for you to ensure that your dog will be able to swallow their medication is if you have taught them to be eating any food that you give them when you give them the command of ‘eat’. There are actually some dog owners that have mastered this training of their dog that is why their dog will just consume their medication when given. The only thing that is wrong with this technique is when your dog needs to already take some medications and you still have not trained them properly to master such a command.
Force: Your last resort of letting your dog take their medication will be forcing them to eat them but then, it is just that not practical. However, when you do this to your dog, not only are you making such experience unpleasant on both parties but also you are letting them become more aggressive.
Letting them eat their medicine by tricking them
Food: When your dog is fast at eating their food, then you could have their medicine placed inside their food and they will never know. Nevertheless, there are some dogs that can tell that something is wrong with their food, if this is the case with yours, then you can always add a bit of gravy so that they will not taste that they are also eating their medication.
The best and the easiest way to feed your dog their medication
Disguise: If you want to use a particular method that works well across dog breeds, then this must be solution to feeding your dog their much needed medicine. When you are not able to trick your dog that their meds are a treat, you can simply arrange for their meds to look like treats. One of the ways in which you can do this is to put their meds inside the food that you will be giving them such as wrapping their meds inside their ham, turkey, or cheese. You can also use soft treats that let you easily push their meds inside them. You might also want to purchase pet pill pockets that are treats especially designed for the medicines of dogs to be placed in disguise inside them.