I feel like I made a brilliant discovery tonight, by accident of course, but isn't that how some of the most famous discoveries are made? It was time for Ernie's medicine and since I broke open a package of Fig Newmans anyway I thought I'd see if he would eat his pill if it was inside a cookie instead of cramming it between a slice of cheese which wasn't working. It worked beautifully! The pill stuck inside the filling and he swallowed it as fast as it could get in his mouth! No more worrying about fishing it out from underneath the cabinets, cutting it in half, or digging through his food to make sure he ate it all. One Fig Newman was all it took! You may laugh but when you have to get 12 pills down three dogs you don't want to fool around!
On the topic of having multiple pills, as you can see in the picture on the right, we have accumulated quite the collection between Foyle and now Ernie and Hazel. I hate having bottles all over the place so I stocked up on several of these glass canisters to corral all the meds in one place. Much better to look at on the kitchen counter and within easy reach during mealtime.
What's your favorite way to get your dog to eat his/her pills? @houndgirl on Instagram used cream cheese or hot dogs.