Getting your dog to take medication can be very stressful – for you and them! As well as staying calm and giving them plenty of fuss and rewards, here are some other tips for making it a little bit easier.
Swallowing a pill
Or, you could try disguising the pill inside a small chunk of meat.
Swallowing liquid medicine
A small pipette will make this easier.
Giving ear drops
Speak to the vet if your dog's ears are very dirty - drops won't be effective if their ear canal is blocked
Make sure there are no sores or scratches in your dog's ears, otherwise the alcohol in the drops will sting.
Giving eye drops
This is much easier with two people.
If you don't have a helper, there are two ways of giving the drops.
Or, if your dog won’t cooperate:
If you’re still having trouble, ask the vet or a veterinary nurse to give you a demonstration.