At some point every dog has to take medication for one reason or another. Some dogs are so food-motivated that it is easy to hide their pills in virtually anything. On the other hand, it can be almost impossible to get other dogs to take their medication. Homemade dog pill bags smell like human food and they are sure to seduce even the pickiest of puppies.
Pill pocket goodies are exactly what they sound like: little treats in the form of a small pocket in which you can easily hide a pill or capsule. They are malleable so you can stick the pill in and completely cover it with the treat.
Commercial pill bags are made with artificial ingredients, preservatives, and artificial flavors. While they can work for some dogs, they won’t be appetizing for picky pets. Homemade dog pill bags are healthier, more appetizing, and easy to make. Plus, they’re much cheaper than the commercial options.
How to Make Homemade Dog Tablet Bags
- 1 tablespoon. peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon. low-fat milk
- 2 TBSP. Flour
The making of these dog pill bags is very easy. Just combine the above ingredients in a bowl and mix until a batter is formed. The dough should be malleable but not sticky. If it’s a little sticky, add a few more pinches of flour.
Break off small pieces of dough to shape into sachets of pills. As you will see in my video above, it’s easy to stick the pill inside and cover it with the batter. Chill the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 7 days. You can also freeze leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
This recipe should make about 24 pill pouches. Each treatment contains approximately 7 calories. You can feel great giving your pup a treat that is made from whole foods and is low in calories. Even if your dog has to eat a few every day, their diet won’t be inundated with unnecessary calories.
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