Y’all, I learned a way cool trick for giving dogs pills while I was in Pennsylvania. We all already know the tricks which work for a day or two, then don’t, right?
Flash is an old man of twelve and I give him a pill every day. Jones doesn’t really have treats soft enough for hiding pills, but I’m going to show you how to use this month’s treat – the Lamb Lung Puffs – to give your dog a pill every day with it none the wiser. My friend, Karen, does it every day with her French Bulldogs.
We’ve tried wrapping the pill in cheese, stuffing it in a hot dog, rolling it into a little peanut butter. Flash, and a lot of dogs, rolls his eyes and turns up his nose after the second attempt at whatever method I use. But not this one. I’ve been using the same method for a week and he’s none the wiser. It’s genius. You’ll all want to give Karen a big ol’ smooch on the lips when you try this and see how well it works.
I know I sound like an infommercial at this point and you’re ready to smack me. But wait! Let me tell you the secret! It’s a feeding frenzy. Seriously.
Karen first, and now I, breaks a Lamb Lung Puff into tiny pieces (it would work beautifully with any of Jones jerkies and taffies, too, since they break and tear easily). Do this in advance, breaking a lung into as many pieces as you can. Put the pill with one little piece, saving it for nearly last.
Start giving treats. I like to give treats as a reward, so I walk the dogs through their tricks. Sit, down, stay, come, up (dancing on their hind legs), rewarding after each command. Somewhere in there, I drop the treat with the pill in my hand into their mouth. A couple more commands and treats and we’re done. They’re none the wiser.
Karen just whips them into a frenzy, giving them all tiny bits of Lamb Lung Puff and slipping that pill in somewhere when they least expect it. And that’s it! No struggle. No conniving mom trying to figure out how to get that pill down a dog’s throat.
Jones has several treats which will work for this. The beauty of it is that the mouth is open and upward, so the pill just drops down the throat with no unpleasant taste or effect. When a pill is wrapped in something sticky or gummy, eventually the dog’s tongue finds and tastes it. This bypasses that. It’s genius, I tell you! Try it. Tell me if it work for you. I’m a believer.
Now! It’s Tasty Tuesday, as well as being our second blogiversary, and several bloggers are hosting reviews and/or giveaways of Jones Lamb Lung Puffs, helping us celebrate! Our giveaway is over (winner to be announced tomorrow), but here are opportunities to win some amazing Jones Natural Chews, or at least see what other dogs have to say about the all natural, all made in the USA treats:
- Slim Doggy’s Jack got into mischief with the Lamb Lung Puffs yesterday
- Emma and her sisters had to fight their cat-bro Bert for the lungs so they could host a giveaway
- Today is the last day to enter the giveaway at Pooch Smooches!
- It’s also the last day for 2 Brown Dawgs giveaway! Go enter!
Y’all have a great Tasty Tuesday! And please, try the cool trick for giving dogs pills and let me know if it works for you!
Until I write again …