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Soft and Savory Dog Treats to Hide Pills

Soft and Savory Dog Treats to Hide Pills

Not everyone thinks about Dog treats to hide pills when they look at their pup! We don’t like thinking of them being sick enough to need medication.

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Our animal pets, just like us, have the possibility of being sick sometimes. They do deserve the best treatment that they can get through a veterinarian. Just like us, our pets need to be brought to a veterinarian to determine its sickness and prescribe medicines that it needs in order to bring it back to its healthy condition. 

But what are the different medicines that our pets need in times that they are sick, and are they similar to the ones that we are taking?

Dog Treats to Hide Pills

Pet medicines are different from those we take. This is because the body composition of animals is very different from us, so the basis of manufacturing pet medicines from our medicines is the body composition of animals and the nature of the bacteria that causes our pet’s sickness. 

Once we take their medicines and vice versa, there is a possibility of poisoning due to irritation of some vital organs in the body. So it is a general rule that only medicine designed for pets should only be used, no other than that.

There are two general classification of pet medicine: the manufactured pet medicine and the herbal pet medicine.

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Manufactured pet medicines includes the following:

1. Live bacteria cultured for pets. This provides essential good bacteria to counteract the bad bacteria that cause the sickness. It is also fortified with the necessary vitamins to nourish the lost body nutrients of our pet. It is available in a syringe package.

2. Different pet tablets according to pet needs. These are chewable tablets that help to remove roundworms and hookworms in the body of our pets. These bacteria are the causes of major irritation on the vital organs of our pets. 

Depending on the veterinarian’s prescription, usually the affected pet intakes about an average of 2 tablets per 25-pound weight.

3. If your pet is itching because of different animal insects that reside in its furs, there are flea repellent and anti-itch gels that help to eradicate such itching and also to fix some minor skin problems.

4. There are also available antibiotics for our pet depending on the degree of its sickness. These antibiotics can only be taken upon the prescription by the attending veterinarian. The reason for this is that if taken without a prescription, it can lead to some serious side effects for our pets.

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Herbal pet medication are described as follows:

Agrimony, a herbal plant native to Europe, is used mainly now as a gastrointestinal tonic to treat pets with digestive problems such as diarrhea.

Aloe vera is one of the most cultivated herbal plants in the West Indies and other tropical countries. The clear gel within its leaves has excellent healing properties used for our pet’s burns and wounds.

Astragalus, a native herbal plant in northern and eastern China. It is used primarily for treating pets with various infections and illnesses in the liver, lungs, digestive tracks, and immune system of our pets because it contains antibiotic, antibacterial, and immune-strengthening properties.

Bilberry is a perennial shrub that is abundant in Europe, Asia, and North America. It contains rich nutrients that can help to fix our pet’s eye disorder such as cataracts and useful for other pets suffering from arthritis and cramps.

Bistort is native to northern Europe, Siberia, Asia, and Japan. It is now used for pets with respiratory ailments and stomach disorders such as dysentery, diarrhea, and vomiting, and also good for pets suffering from parasites.

There are many pet medicines available, but it is important that we follow prescriptions from the veterinarian so that our pets can recover faster from their sickness.

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How not to give a dog a pill

That is easy enough to say, but have you ever tried to give your dog a pill? It is not the easiest thing in the world to do. 

Once, my husband read about how to use a straw to blow the pill to the back of the pet’s throat, so they had no voice but to swallow it. 

Just one problem.

The straw he used to try it with was a Tupperware whistle straw. When he blew it to throw the pill into our dog, it whistled and scared them both. 

My husband inhaled the pill.

Ummm, that is where these Soft and Savory Dog treats to hide pills come in. No muss, no fuss, just tucking a pill into a treat that your dog will love.

And swallow.

We try to stick to ingredients that were on our safe dog snack list, but have a few questions to answer for you first.

Can dogs eat oats?

Yes, just make sure that it is cooked. Raw oatmeal is harder for your dog to digest, but the cooked is beyond healthy. 

I know this is a non-cook recipe, and uses oats – but they are split quick oats, which are already slightly processed.

Is baby food OK for dogs?

Is baby food OK for dogs?

Yes, if you follow the moderation rule – which just means to give it occasionally instead of every day. Or every meal. 

The thing you have to look out for is flavoring. If it has onion or garlic in the baby food, it would make your dog sick. Just read the labels first.

Can dogs eat carrots?

Yes, they can eat them raw or cooked, the orange part or even the green tops! Here is the thing, they are high in fiber. 

Too much fiber is hard for dogs to digest and may cause an issue. Too much fiber in a dog’s diet can lead to vomiting and diarrhea.

Try to stick to no more than the size of one average carrot a day. That could translate into 5-6 baby carrots, depending on their size.

Now, let’s get to that Soft and Savory Dog treats to hide pills recipe!

Soft and Savory Dog Treats to Hide Pills ingredients

Dog Treats to Hide Pills Ingredients:

  • 9 heaping Tablespoons of Quick oats (Split)
  • 4 oz of sweet potato and turkey baby food (No garlic or onion)
  • 4 baby carrots

Equipment Needed

  • Measuring spoon
  • Food Processor or blender
  • Meat thermometer or something to create a hole for pill pockets
  • Mixing spoon
  • Airtight container for storage

Soft and Savory Dog treats Instructions

Put the 4 baby carrots into the food processor and chop them up.

Add 5 tablespoons of oats into the processor with the carrots and grind until they are small pieces.

Soft and Savory Dog Treats to Hide Pills adding the oatmeal

Add the baby food and other 4 tablespoons of the oats and mix in by hand. Add water if needed to get to a consistency where it will stick together.

Soft and Savory Dog Treats to Hide Pills ready to hide pills

Push the contents together to get it to stick, then roll it into balls.Form balls based on the size of your pet.

Refrigerate treats in an airtight container.

Soft and Savory Dog Treats to Hide Pills ready for action

Tips:

  • To make the pill pockets, take a meat thermometer and form a hole in the center of the  treat.
  • You can use different flavored baby foods for a variety of treats.

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