Giving medication to a dog + information about specific medications

Give Your Dog A Pill star
Here´s how to give your dog prescription and over-the-counter pills and capsules prescribed or recommended by your Vet.

Complementary (Alternative) Medicine star[offsite link]
Complementary medicine, a term often used interchangeably with holistic medicine, provides"nonconventional" treatments for a variety of ailments, and is not just for humans anymore. Many veterinarians and pet owners increasingly embrace new techniques and treatments.

Medication - Giving Ear Medication to a Dog star[offsite link]
Administering ear medications can be confusing and difficult. Some dogs, especially if their ears are painful, are resistant to the administration of medication. Read more about dministering ear medication from Pet

Medication - Giving Pills to a Dog star[offsite link]
If you must give your dogs medication in pill form.... Pills can be hidden in a small amount of food such as marshmallows, peanut butter or cream cheese but you must make sure that the medication can be taken with food and make sure your dog actually swallows the pill. Some dogs will eat the food and spit out the pill. If hiding pills in food is not working, see Pet for illustrated directions.

Medication - Giving Eye Medication to a Dog star[offsite link]
Administering eye medications can sometimes be difficult. Diligence and patience are necessary to help give the medication. There are several techniques that may facilitate giving eye medication (drops or ointment) to your dog. Read more from

Medication - Giving Liquid Medication to a Dog star[offsite link] explains a method for administering liquid medication to your dog.

Medication -Giving Oral Medication to a Dog star[offsite link]
Another excellent article from The College of Veterinary Medicine. Color photos and step by step directions for giving a dog oral medication in liquid, capsule and tablet form.

Medications - Giving Injectable Medications to a Dog star[offsite link]
Some canine diseases such as diabetes or allergies, require periodic administration of injectable medications at home. PetPlace.Com has illustrated step-by-step directions. If you feel uncomfortable administering injectable medication, discuss alternatives with your veterinarian.

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