How to give a dog medicine

Every owner of a four-legged friend is faced with the question of how to give his pet medicine. And not always this need arises in connection with the dog's illness, because dogs need regular degelmentization. In addition, they often have to give vitamin and mineral preparations that may not be to the pet's taste. Tablets, capsules, liquid dog preparations, in general, do not favor and in some cases, the owner needs to show all his ingenuity to feed the pet with such a “delicacy”. How to give a dog the right medicine?

How to give a dog a pill, capsule or dragee

How to give a dog a pill

There are several options, each of which depends on certain factors. For example, some drugs can be given with food, and others before or after taking a meal. There are also pills that should not be cracked. In general, it is worth repelling from the data specified in the instructions. There are three main ways to feed a dog a drug in the form of a capsule or tablet.

I option

This is the easiest way in which a pet, without much difficulty, can eat medicine, of course, if the dog is not too scrupulous in matters of food and has an excellent appetite. A pill or capsule is placed in the food, and the dog eats it along with the usual diet.

However, not infrequently dogs, especially small ones, eat carefully, choosing which is more tasty, or they eat only food pellets, leaving the foreign object unattended. And, as already noted, not all drugs can be given simultaneously with food.

Option II

It can be used if the drug can be given with food. In this case, the drug is given along with a delicacy by placing a tablet in a piece of meat, a boiled offal, a piece of minced meat. Usually dogs are happy to get a treat even without a reason, but if this is not practiced, you can give the dog a couple of commands and encourage them to do a good job.

If a pet can catch items on the fly, you can roll a few balls of minced meat and put a “stuffing” in one of them, the same is made of cheese, although it is more difficult to hide a “surprise” in such a product.

It is necessary to throw the "trial" balls that do not contain drugs, and then throw the ball with the medicine. Complete the fun should be 1-2 delicacies without a trick. But here, there is a chance that the pet will guess about the intentions of the owner and the spit-out tablet will end up on the floor. In this case, it is worth resorting to a more rigid third method.

III option

It is used when gaming and incentive methods fail, or the drug is required to be supplied separately from food. Of course, you can put the medicine on the dog's tongue, but the probability that it voluntarily swallows it is low. If this happens, the pet definitely deserves praise. If not, then proceed as follows:

  • Pet must be conveniently planted. A tiny dog ​​is best placed on the table, medium or large size - to invite into a corner where there will be no escape. If there is still such a possibility, then you can use the help of another person to hold the dog in the shoulder area.
  • It is necessary to open the mouth of the animal, for this, the palm should be placed on the nose of the dog, and the upper lips should be gripped with the thumb and forefinger. You need to press a little, as if trying to stick your fingers inside.
  • When the pet's lips are pressed to the teeth, the dog will be forced to open its mouth, so as not to bite itself on the lips.
  • You should place your middle finger in the middle of the lower jaw and press lightly so that the pet opens its mouth and take the other hand back slightly.
  • When the animal's head rises, it is necessary to push the medicine as far as possible into the mouth, closer to the base of the tongue. The pet cannot spit out what has gotten to the root of the tongue, and even to feel whether the medicine is bitter or not, because there are no taste buds on this site.
  • After the job is done, you must remove the hand from the dog's mouth and close it with your fingers. Keep should until the dog swallows.

There are situations, then the drug sticks to the surface of the tongue and does not pass into the pharynx. In this case, water will help: it is collected in a syringe without a needle and poured into the cheeks of the dog from two sides. The dog will begin to swallow and the pill will push through. No matter how the dog ate the medicine, in any case it should be praised.

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We give the dog liquid medicine

Well, everything is more or less clear with pills, but what to do if a liquid is prescribed? Solution, syrup, suspension, decoction. They do not always have a pleasant taste and aroma, so it is even more difficult to persuade a pet to accept them.

How to give a dog a liquid medicine

It is worth noting the fact that a spit-out tablet can be lifted and offered to the pet again, which is impossible with a liquid. In addition, it is difficult to control the amount of received funds when it is partially swallowed, and some of it flows in the face.

Experts warn that just pouring liquid into the mouth of the animal can not be! There are several methods to give a dog medicinal fluid:

  1. Again, a method based on the love of dogs for goodies. The solution can be diluted in a drink that the dog loves - vegetable juice, tea, milk. Drops can be added to a mass of mashed egg yolk or a piece of minced meat. The method is good, but only if there is no prescription to take the medicine on an empty stomach.
  2. The second way is to use a dispenser. It takes the required amount of the drug and is suitable for the dog. It should be noted that in this case the usual command “to me!” Should not be used, as the wrong association can be fixed in the dog. It is necessary to sit on the side of the animal, hand to throw over the area of ​​the withers, so that if something happens, you can hold the dog. The same hand should fix the head, holding it by the lower jaw. The syringe is placed between the lips of the dog, but you should not open your mouth or try to push it by the cheeks. The piston should be moved slowly, thereby sending the drug into the pet's mouth. Here it is necessary to show calm and act unhurriedly, not trying to speed up the process. In addition, if at this moment to lift up the dog's face, so that the medicine quickly gets into the throat, you can achieve that the pet simply chokes.

Dog treatment or preventive measures are necessary, so every owner should be able to properly drink their pet's medicines. But often dogs very quickly understand the good intentions of their owner and not only do not resist therapy, but also help in all ways, speeding up their recovery.

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