Idea Exchange: How to pill pooches
First, you need to pull out your inner actor. High energy is called for, plus a high-pitched voice and lots of excitement. "Oh, something special is about to happen! I'm going to get a treat!" If the dog investigates the first (unloaded) piece, it is all clear—and tasty! Then you give it the second (loaded) piece and hold the third (unloaded) piece right in front of its face and pique the dog's gluttonous interest—ta-da!
I am fond of using cut pieces of Velveeta cheese to mold completely around the pill, rather than hot dogs, and I imagine this trick would work well with Pill Pockets (The Nutro Company), as well, but as they say, "Whatever works." Happy doggie deception!Corry Key, DVM
Author, Horses Who Eat Potatoes