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    Have you tried the 2-treat method of feeding pills? Put the pill in a treat the dog really likes. (I usually use butter; and none of my dogs are ever fooled by margarine. I've tried the pill pockets. None of my dogs have liked them. One would spit them out faster than she would a pill.) Hold the pill with the treat in front of dog's mouth, with second treat right behind it. Most dogs will be so eager to get the second treat, too, they will gulp the first one down without chewing it, so they can grab at the second treat.
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    OK thanks for the tips.
    I use peanut butter too but if the sob detects pill, out it comes.
    Maybe ill try cheezwiz. if that doesnt work the pill injectors may.
    I hate allergies.
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    My dainty eater, who crunch crunch crunches one piece of kibble at a time during chow time, typically takes the buttered up pills I give her very gently from my fingers, sucks the butter off the pill, and then spits it out. So often I resort to stuffing the pill down her throat instead.

    BUT....Lately she is just taking the buttered up pills no problem! Maybe she has learned that buttery pills beats being gagged?

    Anyhow I offer this tale in case it gives you hope, that if you stick it out your dog will learn, too!

    Putting the pills in a pure fat (such as butter) is a good idea IMHO if you are worried about food allergies, as fat is naturally hypoallergenic (since allergies are reactions to proteins)!
    Last edited by mitty; 06-04-2014 at 09:07 PM.
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    Ok havent tried butter. Got a ton in the freezer, been to lazy to bake cookies!
    Come to think of it I imagine you could soften stick of butter, add your pills and then refreeze in bite size bits. Hum?
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    I just open the mouth and drop pill to back of tongue hold mouth closed and blow in their nose which makes them swallow.
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