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Features May 2019 Issue

When Your Dog Won’t Swallow a Pill

Many dogs will take a pill pretty readily.

When Your Dog Won’t Swallow a Pill

Methods for getting him to take his medicine without forcing him.

Most dogs are easy enough to get a pill into, even on a regular basis if need be. You simply make a “meatball” out of some wet dog food or something else soft, like deli meat or cheese, and your dog will end up reminding you about his medication after a while. You just have to make sure with the veterinarian that whatever food you use to wrap the pill doesn’t contain ingredients that are bad for the condition you’re treating.

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