A Clever Way to Administer Meds
Some dogs are very cooperative when it comes to taking pills. Others can be very stubborn. There are products that are like pockets which cover the pill, but they are filled with so much garbage and toxic ingredients (it disgusts me that most conventional vets carry this crap). Another option is to place the pill down the dog’s throat which is not too pleasant. Mixing pills into food often results in a clean bowl with the pills left over. You can bury the pill in cream cheese or peanut butter on your finger or a metal spoon, but many dogs carefully lick off the yummy part and leave the pill behind. Metal spoons can be dangerous if the dog bites down on it.
*Please also be sure the food will not interact with the medication! For example, dairy foods, like cheese, should not be given to dogs with their medication for lyme disease!
I found an ingenious method though. It is safe, non-toxic (actually healthy and natural), and my dogs love it.
Doggables proved to be a worthwhile product to share with my readers. When I write an article about a product it needs to meet my standards. I look at the ingredients & their safety, how effective the product is, the quality, and explore how transparent the company is – I do not waste my valuable time on products which attempt to hide details (proprietary secrets…). Notice the word “flavor” is not in the ingredient list. This means that they are disclosing their ingredients without throwing in garbage. When manufacturers list an ingredient as “flavor” they are doing so because they are hiding something from consumers.
This company keeps no secrets from consumers. Doggables are made from natural whole food ingredients. Their ingredients are nourishing and natural. What you see is what you get!
Unlike other products, Doggables is shaped like a small edible spoon. It comes in two varieties and two different sizes. You just put the pill onto the Doggables with a little bit of peanut butter or cream cheese. Your dog can simply bite the whole thing – along with the pill. At first both Harriet & Beverly didn’t know what to make of it so I broke off a little piece from the handle portion. They gobbled that up and then proceeded to devour the remainder of the Doggables (including the pill). It was a big hit!!!
Please make sure the peanut butter you add does not have the ingredient xylitol. It is a sweetener that is becoming more and more common. Some manufacturers add it to products to make them more palatable despite the toxicity. Watch for it in doggie dental products. Don’t be surprised if your vet carries such products with this additive.
Pumpkinable: Barley, Salmon Oil, Coconut Oil, Flax Seed, Oatmeal, Pumpkin, and Cinnamon
Peanut Butterable: Barley, Salmon Oil, Peanut Butter, Coconut Oil, Flax Seed, and Oatmeal
They are so good that the company created little training treats. They are really tiny so you can reinforce good behavior without over-feeding. The calorie count of each square is less than 2 calories and my girls love them.
Cheese & Bacon: Oat Flour, Brown Rice Flour, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, and Eggs
Peanut Butter: Oat Flour, Brown Rice Flour, Peanut Butter, Eggs, Honey
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