Should there come ever a time that you would have to medicate your pets – dogs or cats, you will find out quickly that doing so is not like a walk in the park. The need for pets to use some form of medication every now and then is possible, albeit unlike humans, pets are not really looking forward to it and will not immediately understand why there is a need for them to take the medicine – you cannot expect them to simply open up wide and dutifully swallow a pill and then proceed to drink some water. As a result, it is not uncommon for owners and pets themselves to often end up getting stressed out when medication time comes – the worst thing is if the pet dog or cat ends up biting or even scratching their humans too.
This is where the idea of using pet pill pockets would come quite handy.
A method commonly employed here is to make them think that the medications you give are some form of reward for their good conduct. Owners generally have the alternative to prepare their pets prior to administering the medication, up to a great degree since you do not want them to get wary or suspect something is up instead. That being said, it is up to the owner to not let the whole experience of taking medications be horrible and difficult for the pet – they can sense it and the whole thing would be picked up in a negative manner by the pets instead and will remain in their memories. Whereas for some, they believe that aside from explaining to their pets the importance of using medicines, they also continuously acclaim and reinforce positive reward system itself – especially when the whole mission (of letting their pets drink the medication) was a total success.
Perhaps, the easiest way to do this would be to include the medicine in your pet’s sustenance – but make sure to check first with your veterinarian if the drug can possibly be added to food or drinks. Once your veterinarian approves, then make sure that you have a bag of PawsIQ pill pockets around so that the whole concept of making your pets ingest their medicine be not a gargantuan task at all.
Whatever the form of medication it is that you would have to give : blended, in powder form to be mixed with food, actually tablets and pills, or even the fluid type, and the candy-coated ones in the form of treats, it is important that the whole item be eaten and swallowed to ensure the fullest effect on the pet itself – remember, the medication is there to treat something, when it is not consumed all up potential problems could arise instead of curing the health problem itself. At the start, it can be difficult to train them to ingest the whole thing but over time, since humans are basically smart and by nature, quite cunning and resourceful, adapting ways on how they can make the whole thing – of using medicines on pets – a lot easier should be relatively easy and there is no better way to do so than to start now!