Nobody likes the taste of medicines, and our dogs even less. When it's time to give them some, they will do everything possible and more to avoid having to swallow it. In fact, even if we believe that we have succeeded they are even able to eject it.
To prevent that from happening, I'm going to tell you how to make my dog swallow a pill.
First method: fool it with food
Before trying the method that you will not like much, I recommend you try to trick him with food. For that, you have to put the pill in something that he loves: sausages, cans for dogs. You can even look at chopping it so you don't notice it. Now, there are dogs that don't even swallow the pill, so… what to do in these cases?
Second method: force him to swallow
Before you start, you should know that it will not be a pleasant experience for him, so It is very important that you are calm, so that this way the hairy one does not feel more stressed than he probably is. If necessary, go to another room, inspire, hold 10 seconds, and exhale slowly, without hurry. In case you are still nervous, repeat again and as many times as you need.
Once you are calmer, take the pill and close your hand so that the dog does not see it ahead of time. Then, follow these steps:
- Call it or go to him.
- Then, open your mouth gently but firmly.
- Then, wait to have something similar to an arcade.
- Enter the tablet as deep as you can.
- Shut your mouth and keep it that way until you see that it has been swallowed.
- And finally, you have to reward it with caresses, toys, and also with happy and beautiful words, like "good boy", "very good", etc.
We hope we have helped you to finally swallow your dog 🙂.