Watson here, and I recently started taking pills for my arthritis. OK, these pills taste bitter and leave a nasty aftertaste in my mouth. So, what do I do? I spit them out. If you remember how sensitive a dog’s nose is you know that I can smell a pill miles away.
My mom has scoured the internet looking for methods to deliver pills that are easy and not invasive. She has watched YouTube videos that show happy dogs gobbling down their meds. Unfortunately, I am not a fool, because I know the dogs in the video are actually getting sugar pills that taste good.
If your BFF needs to take pills, I will guide you through all the methods mom has tried. The first thing she tried was burying the pill in a delightful pile of delicious dog food. Did it work? Well, it worked the first time, but after I got a bite of bitter, the jig was up, and I just ate around the pill and left it in the dish.
The second method she tried was the peanut butter bury. That’s right, she buried it in a big scoop of peanut butter. That worked the first time, but once I realized the bitter truth, I opted not to eat peanut butter unless it is a cookie.
Moving on, she bought cheese-flavored pill pockets. They are delicious unless there is a pill hiding inside. The cheese masks the pill’s scent but nothing can mask the pill taste. I suspect I’ll be having pill pockets for treats sans pills.
The next trial was ground beef meatballs. Meatballs sound divine, don’t they? Mom got tricky on this one, because she gave me a regular meatball, which I loved, and then slipped me a loaded charge. Ugh! Nothing can spoil a meatball like a pill inside.
Mom is still working on a method, but in the meantime I decided the only pill I like is a big fluffy pillow.
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