Giving Your Dog a Pill

Some pet medications are only available in pill form so you will need to find the best method to give your dog his pills. You may be able to crush the pill and mix it with chopped meat or cheese for your dog to gobble down. However, your dog may taste the medication and spit it out. There are commercially available treats that are super tasty and have a pocket to insert a pill. Many dogs love these treats and make taking pills easy. If these methods don’t work you may need to use a pill gun. This tool has rubber fingers on one end to hold the pill and a plunger end to release the pill into your dog’s throat. You will need to raise your dog’s chin, pry open his mouth and quickly position the pill gun behind his tongue to release the pill into his throat. For more information, contact your Marshall, TX veterinarian. Make an appointment here:


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