Does your dog need daily medication for and ongoing medical condition? Do you find it challenging to get your dog to take his pills? Today we are going to review pill treats for dogs by Rosewood. They have helped our terrier Blake to take his dietary supplements successfully and so we highly recommend them!
Discovering our Dog needed Daily Medication
Our dog Blake had a suspected Liver Shunt, but actually the tests came back relatively positive. He didn’t need an operation, but he did need regular dietry supplements that support Liver health called Samylin.
Giving him his Samylin tablets directly was just a no-go – he would spit it straight back out! Also you are not supposed to crush them. So the next thing that we tried was to mix it in with some meaty food and then he ate around it! We even wrapped it in ham and he ate the ham and then spat the tablet out! This was going to be a challenge…
Pill Treats for Dogs Review with Blake the Patterdale
That’s when we discovered pill treats for dogs from Rosewood. They are a great way to get your dog to take his tablets. They can be moulded into a ball around the tablet so that your pooch won’t suspect a thing!
We order our pill treats from Surrey Feed on Amazon. These tasty and mouldable treats are rich in chicken and beef. They are suitable for dogs of all ages. We felt that the cost was a little pricey at first, but then we realised that each pill treat is quite big and we could halve them, or even break them into a third for each tablet and Blake would still happily take them. You can also buy them in bulk (packs of 6 so they work out cheaper).
Pill Treats are good for helping dogs to take:
- Heart Medicine
- Dietary Supplements
- Seizure control meds
- Pain management medication
- Anti-inflammatory meds
- Any other tablets for medical conditions
- Vitamins and Minerals
How to use pill treats for your dog:
- Take one of the ‘pill treats’ out of the packet.
- You can break it in half or even into a third to use with one tablet depending on the size of the tablet.
- Push the tablet into the pill treat (it is soft and squishy!) and roll it into a ball.
- Feed to your dog and he will likely gobble it up without realising that there is a treat inside!
If you are looking for other alternatives on how to feed tablets to your dog then there good options are wrapping tablets in a bit of ham, wrapping it in some dairylea cheese slices or mixing it in with wet dog food. However, sometimes we found that Blake would ‘pick around the tablet’ or even unwrap it in his mouth and then spitting it back out! That’s why we recommend pill treats as the best option!
The other thing that works well for Blake is pushing his pills into a small piece of banana, because he really loves that!
There are also other options on the market including Greenies Pill Pockets for Dogs. They’re available in chicken and hickory smoke flavour.
Do you use pill treats? Or do you have different ways of feeding tablets or medication to your dog? I’d love to hear your comments below.