Pet owners are responsible for how healthy a pet can stay. In case of illnesses, you have to be in charge of giving it the meds. You are thus faced with the task of giving them medication when they too hate it just like you.
Liquid medicine is usually not that hard to give. 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 swallowing reaction will see to it that they receive the medication adequately. There are also some of these liquid medications that can be mixed with the food.
If it is pills and capsules, a way to give it would be direct, by hand. You will need to tilt its head upwards, then using your index and thumb fingers on the upper jaw behind the canines, make it open its mouth. Once it is open, you place the pill as far back into the mouth as possible. Then hold the mouth closed for a while. You can blow on its nose, which will make it feel like swallowing. Watch how you blow on its nose. If it is an aggressive dog; it may harm you.
You can also hide it in its food. The dog may not notice it, and thus swallow it along with its food. Some of these medications can be crushed and mixed with the food. You can also dip it in honey, peanut butter, or some other nice treat.
There is also a dog pill plunger device you can use. This device is meant for giving the pet food. It is safer for your fingers when it comes to opening the dog’s mouth. All you have to do is place the pill on the tip, then insert the plunger into the dog’s mouth. When you push the plunger it shall drop the pill into the back of the mouth. You can then hold the mouth closed for a while.
With pill pockets, you and the pet shall have a much easier and safer time when giving the pet its medication. They are basically dog treats that have a hollow section for inserting the medication. The pocket is designed so, which makes giving the medication much easier. They are presented in several flavors, so that you have a choice of the pet’s most favorite. Some have vitamins added to them, which is good for the pet’s health.
It is advisable to give the dog a treat after it has taken its medication well. You will not have a hard time giving them medication next time you have to. Make sure you follow the instructions on the packaging of the medication carriers.