Getting your dog to swallow a pill can be more than challenging- it can be close to impossible. Finding dog treats to hide pills in effectively is also a challenge. Dogs are sneaky when it comes to eating meds. Our dog has eaten every piece kibble of in the bowl, except the wrapped-up pill.

They have also held medication in their mouth for ages just to spit it up again. We have seen it all. There is store bought option such as Pill Pockets, but they are pretty expensive. If you have a pup that needs daily medications, buying pre-made pill pockets can really add up.

Fortunately, making homemade treats you can hide pills in are easy. These recipes only include a few ingredients and are super cheap to make. From experience, these have worked on our very picky medication hating dog.

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Peanut Butter Pockets

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk or water
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup flour any kind

Instructions

  1. Combine the ingredients. 

  2. Tear off a small chunk and form around your pet’s medication.

  3. This recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for a week or kept in the freezer for a longer amount of time. 

Baked Baby Food Treats

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup powdered milk
  • 3 2.5 ounce hard of baby food meat seems to work the best
  • 1/2 cup cream of wheat

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease a cookie sheet.

  2. Mix all the ingredients until they form a paste. Roll into small balls and place on the cookie sheet. 

  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Let cook. The end result should be golden brown but soft enough to hide pills in.  

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Balls

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2.5 cups rolled oats

Instructions

  1. Place parchment paper over a baking sheet. 

  2. In a bowl, combine peanut butter, pumpkin, honey and rolled oats.

  3. Tear off chunks and roll into balls, place on the baking sheet.

  4. Refrigerate until balls have hardened enough to hold their shape. Can be stored up to 3 weeks in an airtight container if refrigerated, 3 months if stored in the freezer. 

Treats you can make to hide pills in are an important part of getting your dog to take their medication. Tell us which recipe worked well for your dog!
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