Smart Ideas: Pets Revisited
If you own a dog as a pet, you will be in charge of its health and wellness. If it falls ill, you may have to give it medication. As with most human beings, dogs too hate medications, and you shall have to find this a way of making them take all of it properly.
In case it is liquid medication, you will have an easier time. It is more preferred than pills and capsules. All you have to do is to part its lips and gently pour in the medication. 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.
For pills and capsules, you may have to insert it directly into the mouth, 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. You then place the pill as far back into the mouth as possible. You then remove your fingers and hold its mouth closed for some time. You can also blow on its nose, which will make it feel like swallowing. Be observant as you blow on its nose. You can be harmed by an aggressive dog.
There is also the option of hiding the medication in the pet food. The dog will hardly notice t and so ends up taking its medication. There are also tablets you can crush and mix with the food, if the vet allows. 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. You only need to place the pill on the tip, then put the plunger into the dog’s mouth. When you push the plunger it shall drop the pill into the back of 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 dog treats that have a hollow shape which allows you to place the pills. The pocket is a great place for hiding the medication, which makes the administering work easy. They are in many different flavors, making your choices easier. They also have vitamins infused in them, which is great for their immune system, and overall health and wellbeing.
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. Follow what the packaging has guided you to.