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How do you get your pets to take their pills?

posted January 22nd, 2014 by
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As my pets age and begin to accumulate health problems, convincing them to take their meds has become as difficult as getting my toddler to take hers.

Yoda in particular, has become quite sneaky with his heart pills. I’m not sure how he does it, but he will spit it back out. This sometimes happens as much as an hour after I have given it to him. The pill is so tiny I would have thought it would have just dissolved in that time… I just have no idea how he manages to do that.

And since he must take said pill twice a day, and since I don’t want the wrong animal (or toddler or infant) accidentally ingesting the pills he spits out, this has become quite the conundrum in my house.

Needless to say, I’ve done a lot of experimenting with the quickest and most efficient way to get him to just swallow his pill. And American Singles seem to do the trick.

Yes, those yucky, bright orange squares of cheese are just sticky enough that he has no choice but to swallow his pill. And since he seems to love this plastic version of cheese, he doesn’t seem to mind. I think it’s kind of gross, but I don’t have to eat it.

So there you have it, my trick to getting my pets to take their pills. What tricks work for your pets? Leave a comment below.

- Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]