Today's tip is one that can make medicating your own pet at home a little bit easier! We don't want them to be afraid to be treated at home, either.
To pill a pet, it is easiest often to hide the pill in food, if possible. We've heard everything from cheese to peanut butter (NEVER sugar free) to "meatballs" of food, to mini marshmallows, but sometimes a good treat can help the medicine go down. Pill pockets are also commercially available to hide medicatio...ns, and these can be helpful, as well.
To administer eye medication, it can help to spread some cheese or peanut butter on a cleanable wall or refrigerator, just above eye level. As the animal is reaching up to lick, you can often sneak the medicine in.
This trick may also help for ear medication or baths, or even nail trims!
Midwest Veterinary Hospital
30550 Euclid Ave
Wickliffe, Ohio, 44092
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Surgery drop off is between 8:00-8:30 am