Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
I count myself lucky that none of my dogs have an issue with pills. I just put them in with their kibble, and down the hatch they go!
Over the years, though, I have mastered the 'ram it down the throat' technique. I don't try putting it through the side of the mouth, though - just pry the mouth open as far as I can, and put it as far back in the throat as I can reach.
Once I was giving multiple dewormer tablets to my male. I wrapped them in a piece of chicken thigh, after removing the bone. One fell out as he was eating it. He sniffed the tablet, then licked it up and swallowed it down!
This was the same dog, that if you put ONE piece of broccoli in with his kibble, he'd leave the broccoli in the bottom of his bowl.