Why Wont My Dog Take Its Medicine?


Many dog owners grow frustrated and worry for the health of their dog when it refuses to take its medication time and time again. As most of us dog owners have come to realize, our dogs are more clever than we think. That being said, dogs are capable of recognizing medicine to not be their usual food or treats. This is due to your dog’s capability to pick up on the scent of the medication or find the medication to taste bitter.


There are several solutions to this issue, some dog owners try to simply put the medication in their dogs food bowl, however that doesn’t usually work since your dog will likely just sift through the bowl, eating everything but the medicine. Other owners simply try to force their dog to take the medication, this also isn’t recommended as it can lead to a poor relationship with your pup.

Shelter Helper’s Recommendation:

GREENIES Pill Pocket Soft Dog Treats – Chicken

We love this product for several reasons, Aside from the pill pockets being easy to use, they are veterinarian recommended and made with NATURAL ingredients. Thanks to the design, you simply just place the pill in the pocket and then pinch the capsule closed. Your furry friend wont know that it’s time to take some medicine because the pill pocket masks the smell of the medicine. The overwhelmingly delicious chicken flavor will make it easy to eat as well!

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