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Giving your pet their pill

Steve Coppell - Saturday, June 11, 2011

One way to get a reluctant pet to take medicine is to open the animal's jaws wide and pop the pill in their mouth. Place it on top of their tongue, as far back as you can without causing discomfort. Then hold their jaw closed and massage their throat. Sometimes blowing a quick puff of air over their face is effective, (when they blink they swallow). Don't release their jaws until the pill is swallowed. Once you are sure the pill has been swallowed, let go of the jaw and watch to see that the pill doesn't get spit out. If it does repeat the exercise from the beginning.