I have had a dickens of a time getting Maui to take her medicine recently.
I used to put it in a dab of cream cheese, but that no longer works.
I have tried disguising pills in little sandwiches of lamb, beef and chicken...
alas, she has caught on to that.
Just last week I discovered a miracle: pill pockets.
I am not sure why I never heard about them before, but they are ingenius.
You simple place the pill inside of this bowl-shaped-pill which is made of a meaty-textured protein material that dogs like. It kind of smells like commercially-available dog treats. I am not sure if they are the best thing in the world as a main component of a dog's diet, but they sure do the trick to get the medicine down.
I found them on Amazon.com and the shipping was free. (That is a good thing when you live in Hawaii.)
Check them out if you have problems getting your dog to take his medicine. Just click one of the packages below.
Also, if you have other ideas for ways to get the medicine down, please write a comment below.
Finally, here is a video from a vet who recommends these pill pockets.