My vet gave me some antibiotic pills for my dog.I tried getting him to eat…

My vet gave me some antibiotic pills for my dog.I tried getting him to eat the pill in a "pill pocket" without any luck. Do you have any tips to get a dog to take medicine? I don’t feel comfortable putting my hand inside his mouth to force him to take it.

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello Kelly, Well I have to admit that my first recommendation is usually to try a pill pocket. There is also a trick to them. Some pets have such an incredibly keen sense of smell that they can smell the residue of the pill on your fingers when you place the pill in the pocket. Try to place the pill in the pocket with forceps, then close the pill pocket. You can also try hot dogs, or cat food, or lunch meat. If you continue to have difficulty some antibiotics can be formulated by a specialty pharmacy to be flavored,… Read more »