Pet owners are responsible for how healthy a pet can stay. You will have to ensure it receives its medication when it is sick. You are thus faced with the task of giving them medication when they too hate it just like you.
In case it is liquid medication, you will have an easier time. It is more preferred than pills and capsules. This call for you to simply part its pills and pour the medication in the resultant space. The induced swallowing sensation will see to it that the medication gets swallowed adequately. You can also confirm with the vet if the liquid can be mixed with its food.
You may be forced, if it is pills, to give it by hand directly. You should tilt its head upwards, then take your thumb and index fingers behind the canines, where you shall open the mouth. When it is open, take the pill and place it as far back as you can. Then keep its mouth shut for some time. When you blow on its nose, it shall feel like swallowing. Be observant as you blow on its nose. You can be harmed by an aggressive dog.
You can also hide it in its food. This method works when the dog has no idea what it just took. Some of these medications can be crushed and mixed with the food. You should use its favorite food, or a treat like honey, peanut butter, or some other nice thing.
They have also made a dog pill plunger you can use. It is a tool for giving the pet medication. It is safer for your fingers when it comes to opening the dog’s mouth. You only need to place the pill on the tip, then put the plunger into the dog’s mouth. As you push the plunger, it shall let go of the pill into the mouth. You then keep the mouth shut for some time.
However, the best way to do this, for the pet and you, is through the pill pockets. These are treats that are designed with some space for carrying the medication. The pocket is designed so, which makes giving the medication much easier. They are in many different flavors, making your choices easier. Some have vitamins added to them, which is good for the pet’s health.
You should make a point of giving the pet a treat after the medication. The shall thus not have a problem with the next session. Read the instructions carefully though.