Tips and Tricks
Tablets can stick to your pet’s throat if you notice this problem try coating them in butter and this will help it slide down their throat.
Pill pockets can be purchased at your local pet store, this will allow you to easily hide a pill and trick your pet into thinking their eating a treat.
When giving your cat a tablet hold their head around their cheek bones and quickly place the pill as far back on the tongue as you can reach. Close your cat’s jaw, stroke their neck and blow a puff of air at their nose encouraging them to swallow.
When giving your dog a tablet hold their head by their cheek bones if they have a short nose and for longer nosed dogs hold them by their nose. While holding open their mouth quickly place the pill as far back on the tongue as you can reach. Close your dog’s jaw, stroke their neck and blow a puff of air at their nose encouraging them to swallow.
Tablets can be crushed up into a small amount of your pet’s favorite food, just make sure your pet eats all the food to ensure the full dose of medication is consumed. This depends on the drug, ask a pharmacist before doing this.
To hide a tablet from your dog try using a small amount of peanut butter or a tasty treat.