Giving Your Pooch a Pill

Those of us who own dogs know: it’s often easier said than done to give our canine companions a pill. Here, your Glendale, AZ veterinarian gives you a few tips to make it easier.

Hide in Food

Oftentimes, the easiest way to give your dog a pill is to hide it inside a glob of wet dog food or wrapped up in a slice of lean deli meat. Dogs are likely to gobble up the morsel happily, without ever realizing there was medication inside! Ask your veterinarian if your dog’s medication is safe to be taken with food.


Sometimes, you can crush or grind a pill and sprinkle it over your dog’s normal food. Always check with your vet before doing this, though—it’s possible that medication could be rendered ineffective when crushed.

Pill Pockets

Pill pocket products are relatively new on the market, but they’re great for giving your dog the pills he needs. Pockets have a space for a pill to be inserted, but they taste just like a dog treat. Most dogs gobble them up without thinking twice!

Do you have questions about administering your dog’s medications? Contact your Animal Hospital Glendale, AZ for professional help.