Each day, Uncle Walter takes a few pills that regulate this thyroid and calm his allergies. He is an absolute prince at pill time, gratefully gobbling down the meds, which are served with a spoonful of his canned prescription allergy diet food. (As you can see, his ready, willing and able attitude convinces Mason that a treat party is happening and he’s invited!)
But appetites can change and depending on what health issues a senior dog is dealing with, pill time can be a challenge. Daley certainly wasn’t a picky eater but he could be a tiger with medication—carefully sucking away every bit of the peanut butter or cream cheese disguise before casually discarding the misshapen pill on his way out of the kitchen.
Recently, a friend asked me if I had any tips for feeding pills. With Daley, once I discovered Greenies Pill Pockets, pill time was no problemo. I put the question to DDY’s Facebook friends and got some great—and delicious!— feedback. (Click on the image for a larger view of the responses.) I’d love to hear more tasty tips so if you’ve found the perfect pill recipe, please share!