Medicating your pet is a big and important task as a whole. It is our responsibility as pet parents to care for our pets, especially when they are ill. And because not all pets are cooperative, administering a pill becomes a challenge. To assist you, we have compiled a list of tips for getting a pet to take a pill smoothly.
TIPS TO GIVE A PILL TO A PET -
- Hide pill in your pet’s food : The most convenient way to give oral medication to your pet is to conceal it in a tasty food treat. The key is to get your pet so excited about the treat that he eats it quickly, along with the pill. This prevents him from biting into the medication and tasting something bitter. In general, choose foods with strong flavours that can be easily clumped together to conceal the pill inside. Ideally, give them a few pieces of the specific food or treat before giving them the one with the tablet inside.
- Pretend to feed them from your plate : You've probably noticed that your pet, especially dog , always wants what you're having when you're eating. You can take advantage of this. Hide the pill inside the food and act as if you're eating it. At this point, your dog is most likely anticipating, if not begging, you to give them some. As your dog eagerly waits, now is the time to put the pill in the food.
- Give it to them right before their daily walk : Pets become extremely happy when they realise you're about to take them for a walk. Because they're distracted, this is an excellent time to administer a pill to your dog. You can give it as soon as you walk out the door, or perhaps at the park, where he'll be distracted by his surroundings. Take some treats with you so you can use them in conjunction with the pill.
Your first responsibility when medicating a sick pet is to ensure that you understand the instructions. If your veterinarian recommends combining a medication with a meal, we should do so. On the other hand, the vet may prescribe a medication that a pet should take on an empty stomach.
Another example is if you were told to give your pet a pill twice a day, which is different from when your vet tells you to give two pills once a day. Different medications have different dosage instructions, and how we administer them to our pets may also vary depending on their specific needs. To keep your pet safe, you should be aware of all of these nuances.
It is also critical to complete the prescription, especially when it comes to antibiotics. Some medications should not be combined with other medications or supplements. To avoid misunderstandings, it is best to clarify with your veterinarian if you are confused.
Reward your pet with positive attention after any treatment. Give your pet lots of praise and play his or her favourite game so that the activity becomes associated with good things. That should make the medication go down even easier in the future.