Re: Give Your Dog Medicine Without a Fuss





Introduction: Re: Give Your Dog Medicine Without a Fuss

This is my technique for giving my dog his medicine (pills) that truly is without fuss. Nothing wrong with the original, just felt inspired to post mine (and was actually taking a break from using photoshop when I browsed through so it was already open.)

Step 1: Get Your Dog's Attention.

What the subject is doing in this step is actually pretending to eat (enjoy) the medication. Just get your dog to become interested in whatever it is that you want him/her to ingest. This could be done at the dinner table even, as you are eating dinner/lunch/breakfast have something that your dog thinks came off of your plate.

Step 2: Give It to Your Dog.

In this step I recommend having your dog do a trick or such. Something like sit or shake. This action causes the dog to become excited and then you are able to reward him/her with her "treat" which in turn brings about happiness.

Step 3: Watch.

Here we see that your dog has indeed eaten the pill and is sort of happy about it. Not exactly sure how much joy the dog is having as I am not Caesar Milan but, the task is done. Thank you for viewing and it has been a pleasure sharing one of my most secret techniques with the instructable community. This is my first so sorry is my photos are not exactly posted correctly.



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    I have a Golden Retriever and a Rotweiler and both eat the medicines right from my hands. Some years ago, I have a "normal dog" and he find the medicines even hidden in a steak!

    I have to crush it up then mix it with peanut butter
    Just a thought wat if u crushed it up and put it in a homade dig treat recipe

    This technique would never work for my Golden Retriever. If I'm eating something that she won't, she won't eat it, even if I throw it in the air and she catches it. As soon as it hits her tongue, she'll spit it out. Such items would be Altoids (yes, people do actually eat these :P ), carrots, Gummy Bears (almost put Gummi), and so on.

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    Well, our other dog ate about 7 lbs of chocolate bars before when no one was home (we still don't know ow he knocked them down from the top of the fridge) and he never got sick.

    My dog's eaten a ton of chocolates by mistake and hasn't gotten sick. I guess either the myth aint true or larger dogs can take more.

    It is no myth, for sure. Most dogs can tolerate chocolate in small doses just fine, but a friend of ours left a pound of baking chocolate wrapped up under the Christmas tree, and the English Setter who ate most of it wound up in the emergency room and nearly died. That was about a $500 mistake, there .... Some dogs may be able to tolerate chocolate better, but it definitely is a dangerous thing in anything but small amounts.

    I got scared when I found out she had eaten an entire foot tall Easter bunny. She was fine though, not even the least bit sick.

    My dog ate a chocolate chip cookie and threw up until there wasnt a square meter of our house that didn't have cookie vomit on it.

    thats because baking chocolate (unsweetened) is the most dangerous. white chocolate is the least (it has NO chocolate. I wonder why they call it white CHOCOLATE. hmm

    White chocolate doesn't have cocoa solids in it. It's still made from the cacao plant, so technically, still chocolate. (It's essentially cocoa butter.)

    My dogs LOVE Altoids. They eat them all of the time. I cannot sneak into my tin without them knocking me over to get the one in my mouth. I was really concerned about it at first but since they haven't gotten sick from it yet, I'm guessing it can't be too bad. I mean there are other dog treats and edibles containing peppermint and gelatin. How bad could it be? Right? As for chocolate, I believe that just like people with certain allergies, it can be deadly or have no effect at all.

    Yea, I guess it won't work for everyone. In my situation I never ever give my dog table food and only give him treats as a reward. Also I try the be the "pack leader" and I don't know, my dog just listens to me. He would probably eat whatever I want him to. Well, I guess he would spit out chili peppers..... That being said, I also have never had to give him (or my previous dog) any multiple or large pills. Just little heartworm type stuff.