Giving Pills to Dogs
|Giving medication can be a challenge. Giving the medication properly, ensuring that your pet gets what is prescribed, is very important for your dog's health.|
Step 1. Place the pill between the thumb and the index finger of one hand. Firmly grasp the upper jaw with the thumb and index finger of the other hand.
Step 2. Gently fold the upper lip over the teeth as you open the mouth. This will reduce the chance of being bitten.
Step 3. Rotate your wrist to tilt the head upwards. Use your middle finger to slowly open the lower jaw.
Step 4. Keep your middle finger over the small incisor teeth and deposit the pill as far back on the tongue as possible. Immediately close the mouth. Keeping your hand over the mouth, put the head down to facilitate swallowing.
Step 5. Stroke the throat or blow on the nose to encourage swallowing.