20 years ago if I needed to give one of my pet’s a medication there was no easy way to do it, but today there are so many helpful tools like “pill pockets” I told you about last week, and this helpful tool for those pets (like mine) who will not eat their pills even expertly wrapped in a pill pocket.
This device known as a “pill-popper” or a “pet piller” is basically like a syringe on which you insert your pet’s medication into an opening at the tip of the syringe, insert into your pet’s mouth towards the back of the tongue, then push the plunger gently pushing the pill into the back of your pet’s throat. This forces your pet to swallow the pill versus spit it out as it is already at the base of their throat. It can be helpful to also hold your pet’s mouth gently closed after inserting the pill and then rubbing their throat in a downward motion a few times which will help them to stimulate swallow.
You can find a quality pill-popper at your vets office or online like this one.
Keep those pets healthy and happy everyone!
April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., P.M.H.