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How to pill your dog?


If you can, sneak pills into your dog either by getting chewable medication from your vet, mixing the meds in with your dog’s meal, or sticking the pill inside a soft treat like cheese, hot dog, or even a marshmallow. If that doesn’t work, the procedure is:


  1. Hold the pill with one hand. Place that hand on your dog’s lower jaw, the other on their upper jaw. Lift up their head.


  1. Open your dog’s mouth and put the pill to the side of the tongue as far back as you can reach. Quickly remove your hand and close your dog’s jaw.


  1. Keep your dog’s head tilted upward and their mouth closed. Encourage him to swallow by gently stroking his throat downward with the other hand. As soon as you think your dog has swallowed the pill, release them and offer up a yummy treat. (Instructions courtesy of ASPCA)


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