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    Puppies - Giving Medication

    Articledog health and wellbeingWednesday 18 May 2011

    If you are going to buy puppies for sale then it is important that you know how to look after them when they are healthy and when they are sick. Giving dogs and puppies dog medicine can sometimes be extremely difficult because they do not cooperate.

    This article will give you some information on how to give dog meds to your dogs and puppies. 

    Giving Puppies Dog Meds  

    Giving Dogs and Puppies Tablets  

    You can disguise tablets in a piece of sausage or cheese; you can also crush dog medicine and sprinkle on food. Another approach is to mix the crushed tablets in peanut butter or cream cheese and smear it on your dog’s tongue or nose. 

    If your puppies have to take dog meds that must be taken whole or cannot be given with food then you will need to administer the dog tablets in a different way. Place one hand over the puppies muzzle, fingers on one side and your thumb on the other. Tilt your dog’s head upwards and draw the lower jaw downwards. Drop the tablet as far back in the mouth as possible keeping his head tilted upwards. Hold his jaws closed and massage his throat to make him swallow and then give your dog lots of praise. 

    Giving Your Dog Liquid Dog Medicine  

    To administer dog medicine you should keep your dog’s head level and squirt the medicine into the side of his mouth. Hold the puppies jaws and rub his throat until he swallows the dog meds.  Remember to praise him afterwards. 

    Dog Ear Drops  

    For ear drops you will need to hold the ear drop applicator over the ear canal and squeeze the prescribed amount of drops into the ear. Then massage the base of the ear to spread the medication around; then praise him with lots of affection. 

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