Do you have a pup that bulks at taking his pills? Homemade Dog Pill Treats might be just the solution for your dog too! I have tried crushing pills, mixing them into raw hamburger, massaging them down their throat,etc. Regardless of what I do it’s always a battle. My dog has to take huge joint pills and its no fun trying to get them into her stomach. I messed around with a few recipes and found a combo that works great to disguise pills (they are really big and need to be broken in half) – my dog is so happy to have a treat she doesn’t usually notice the medicine tucked within.
Luckily, these are very easily converted to organic, and gluten free with a few simple substitutions for those that need it- use rice flour, and organic peanut butter to make them even healthier for your dog. You can buy these at the pets store for about 4 times the price and who knows what additives, preservatives, and artificial flavorings are mixed in there. Feel good knowing what you are giving your pet, and if you want you can even sneak in a little more good stuff by substituting some of the flour for ground flax seed. Make up a batch of these, try them out on your furbaby, and let me know how it works for you.
Homemade Dog Pill Treats Ingredients:
- ¼ cup plus 1 Tbsp. flour
- 2 Tbsp. milk
- 2 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
- Ground flax seed (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed and smooth.
Depending on what kind of peanut butter and flour you used, you may need to add more or less flour. The consistency should be fairly dry, but able to mix together and hold a shape.
Divide “dough” into balls, this batch makes about a dozen on average- depending on the size of your dog and the pills themselves, you can make them smaller or larger.
Use a pencil to poke a hole in the center, rotate to enlarge hole.
Shape around the end of the eraser to elongate the pockets and make them longer.
Place them in a airtight container and store in refrigerator.