My little Cockapoo is 8 years old and we have been so lucky so far that no medical issues have ever come up...until this year. For the second time in as many months, I'm faced with have to administer antibiotics daily. She is NOT a willing participant.
I finally asked my vet for some tips, because all the advice on Google ("place near the back of the dog's tongue" and "hold their mouth closed") wasn't cutting it. She was upset, I was upset and at the end of it all there was still a pill lying on the floor.
First, choose a soft treat they really love, like hotdogs or cheese. I chose hotdog and cut off about an inch long piece which I cut in half.
Second, press the pill into the treat.
Third, with treats each hand place the first treat (with the pill) into the dogs mouth and immediately hold the second treat in front of her face. She will rush to eat the first treat (sometimes swallowing whole) to get to the second treat!
It worked like a charm and we are almost through our 10 day prescription without a single struggle!
Do you have any other tips to get your dog to take medicine?