Dr. Uri Burstyn, aka the Helpful Vancouver Vet, partnered up with an affable pooch named Cedric to demonstrate how to best administer a pill to a dog.
Dr. Burstyn noted that it’s not effective to wrap the medication in food because the dog will eat around it. Instead, he suggests other techniques.
The key point here is to open up the mouth wide and shove your hand in really, really deep and just a pop that pill right in the back of the throat and the keep it chin up for a few seconds just to give a chance to swallow.
if you swipe the pill through something tasty it certainly helps it go down trying to make the whole thing a little bit more fun for you and your dog.