An Easy Pill to Swallow: Training Dogs to Take Pills the Easy Way

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series An Easy Pill to Swallow
from "How To Live With A Calculating Cat"

from “How To Live With A Calculating Cat”

There’s a fabulous cartoon series on how to get a cat to swallow a pill, in which the feckless humans tried to plead with the cat,  ratchet the defiant jaws open, disguise the pill in delicious food, etc., all without success.* I have to give the dogs pills occasionally, and I’m far too lazy to want to go through a hassle each time — nor can I count on always having a food product gooey and smelly enough to disguise the offensive pill.

So I’ve taught the dogs to take pills plain, on cue.

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